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Syria's Temporary Ceasefire Deal Comes Into Effect

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 26/02/2016 Charlotte Alfred
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BEIRUT, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A cessation of hostilities in Syria came into effect at the agreed time of midnight on Saturday (2200 GMT Friday), under a U.S.-Russian plan which warring sides in the five-year conflict have said would to commit to.

Syria's government and insurgents warring against it have said they would respect the halt to fighting.

The truce does not apply to Islamic State and al Qaeda affiliate the Nusra Front, and the Syrian government and Moscow have said they will not halt combat against those militants.

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