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Diplomats Aim for Temporary Syria Truce in a Week



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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry , right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, attend the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Thursday Feb. 11, 2016, together with members of the Syrian opposition and other officials.

    Major world powers reached an agreement on a cease-fire to end the conflict in Syria, NBC News reported.

    The deal, announced in Munich, calls for a nationwide cease-fire, expansion of humanitarian aid and resumption of peace talks in Geneva. The cease-fire does not apply to military against terror groups like ISIS or al-Nusra Front. 

    The U.S. and Russia would lead a task force for a "cessation of violence of hostilities," according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. He said the truce would be a crucial pause allowing parties to negotiate, but by itself, would not end the conflict. 

    Russia must also halt air strikes against the opposition if a cease-fire is to be successful.