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A deal for Syria aiming for truce from Monday

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>> Russia and the United States agreeing a deal on Syria that could see a ceasefire from Monday.>> Today the United States and Russia are announcing a plan which we hope will reduce violence, ease suffering, and resume movement towards a negotiated peace and a political transition in Syria.
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>> Marathon talks in Geneva producing the plan that includes improved aid access, safe corridors to get food and medicine where it's needed, including Aleppo. Here fighting flared after the Geneva deal. Government troops pushing to maximize gains before Monday. Washington says indiscriminate bombing of civilians must end. The deal ring-fencing key areas to be bombing free, but not those targeting Islamic State or the Al-Nusra Front.
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After a sustained reduction of violence, the US and Russians will work together to choose their targets. The tough one for US military officials weary of working with Moscow. For deals to hold, all sides must sign up. Trust will be sorely tested in the coming days.>>
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