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Russia Says Truce Extended For 72 Hours in Aleppo, Latakia

A fragile local truce had been in place for Aleppo city since early on May 4.

Residents walk near damaged buildings in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria May 5, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Residents walk near damaged buildings in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria May 5, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Beirut: Russia‘s defence ministry said a “regime of calm” truce in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and parts of Latakia province had been extended “for 72 hours beginning at 1 am on May 7” (2200 GMT on Friday), Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

A fragile local truce had been in place for Aleppo city since early on May 4. In northern Latakia province, it first took effect on April 29, after a wider truce deal in western Syria brokered by Washington and Moscow broke down.

(Reuters)

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