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Hopes low for Syria's dusk ceasefire deal

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>> Some immediate benefits from a cease-fire deal for Syria. Turkey saying it will send in an aide convoy at dusk.
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at's when the firing should stop according to an agreement between Russia and the US. Reuters' correspondent Tom Miles has been following the talks in Geneva.>> If the cease-fire holds, the Russians and the Americans would start jointly targeting bad groups, everybody else would be subject to a cease-fire.
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And crucially what US Secretary of State, John Kerry, says is the bedrock of the agreement, the Syrian Air Force would be largely grounded and would have to stop bombing opposition areas.>>
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bel groups will take some convincing though. They say aid plans are too focused on Aleppo and neglect other war torn areas.
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They also wonder how airstrikes can distinguish between different fighters.>> Many of the opposition fighters are working very closely with what is essentially an Al Qaeda linked opposition group. It used to be called the Nusra Front. It's rebranded, and it's now called Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. And the Americans say this group is a fair target, it's fair game, and we're gonna go after them, so we're gonna bomb them.
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And, of course, for the opposition fighters, who are essentially, in the same trenches, the same operations room, they have a big problem with this.>> If the cease-fire fails, there is no plan B, probably just more fighting. And US politics don't help, with an election looming, Washington isn't well placed to hold more talks.
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That might have to wait until a new President is sworn in next year.