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World powers announce plans to implement ceasefire in Syria

World powers announce plans to implement ceasefire in Syria

The United States, Russia and other world powers agreed to implement a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war to start in one week in an effort to stop the carnage and allow delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged civilians.

The cease-fire will not apply to groups designated as terrorists _ namely, Islamic State and the Al-Qaeda offshoot known as the Al-Nusra Front _ so that the U.S.-led coalition can continue airstrikes against their positions.

The Russians also would be allowed to continue air strikes against what they claim are terrorist groups.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry made the announcement after a meeting in Munich,...

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