U.S.-Russia Deal Best Chance to Keep Syria Whole, Kerry Says

  • Limited cease-fire agreement set to take effect Feb. 27
  • Islamic State steps up attacks in Homs and on road to Aleppo

A man stands on the debris of a collapsed building after airstrikes in Damascus, Syria, on Dec. 25, 2015.

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An accord between the U.S. and Russia to scale back violence in Syria starting this weekend is the best opportunity to keep the country intact as a five-year-old civil war rages, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

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