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Syria deal in balance as aid plan stalls

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>> United Nations aid trucks crossing the Turkey-Syria border on Friday. The mission, to deliver food and supplies to Aleppo, the focal point of the five-year conflict. For three days the vehicles were stranded in no man's land. That, as the government and rebels bickered, each accusing the other of violating a truce brokered Sunday by the United States and Russia.
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der the deal, fighting between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and the opposition was supposed to cease on Monday. If the truce holds for a week, the US and Russia will then set up a joint center to share intelligence and fight a common enemy, Islamist groups, Nusra Front and Islamic State.
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But that may be easier said than done. Reuters Tom Miles is in Geneva where the truce talks took place.>> One of the most difficult points about this peace deal that's been agreed between the Russians and the Americans is that it requires the opposition fighters, or the bulk of the opposition, to separate themselves from a group called Jabhat al-Nusra.
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It was recently called Jabhat al-Nusra, and they've changed their name apparently in an effort to distinguish themselves from their allies in al-Qaeda. And many of the opposition have been fighting alongside these fighters from the Nusra Front, especially in Aleppo, which is probably the center of the conflict recently.
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So separating the opposition from the banned Nusra group is gonna be very, very difficult. The opposition say we're in the same trenches, we share operations rooms, we're all fighting for the same cause.>> Right now, that's a problem for another day. The first priority is to get aid to the people who need it.
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With farming in ruins and food running short, thousands of Syrians are already going hungry.>>
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