Powerful Syrian Rebel Group Says It Won’t Respect Cease-Fire

  • Russia, U.S. plan truce to take effect from sundown Monday
  • Ahrar Al Sham says cessation of hostilities will help Assad

A member of the Ahrar Al Sham forces loads artillery with a howitzer in Idlib, Syria, on Aug. 9, 2015.

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A powerful Syrian rebel group allied to al-Qaeda’s wing in Syria said it won’t respect a cease-fire due to start Monday, putting in jeopardy a Russian and U.S. plan meant to ease the country’s humanitarian crisis and pave the way to peace talks.

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