Putin Must Help Prevent Syrian Cease-Fire Collapse, Obama Says

  • Effort to end war `may be breaking down,' U.S. president says
  • Russia says terrorists provoked renewed Syrian offensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow on April 19, 2016.

Photographer: VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama said a cease-fire in Syria’s civil war may be disintegrating, after peace talks broke down in Geneva this week and fighting flared up around the city of Aleppo.

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