U.S., Russia Agree on Cease-Fire Deal to Ease Syria Crisis

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  • Nationwide ceasefire would start at sundown on Sept. 12
  • Human rights group reports shelling, bombing hours after deal

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The U.S. and Russia agreed to impose a cease-fire in Syria’s bloody civil war, seeking to ease the country’s deepening humanitarian crisis and begin talks on a political transition that opponents of President Bashar al-Assad hope will lead to his ouster.

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