Russia Warns of Rebel Threat to Syria Truce, Urges U.S. Pressure

  • Russian military cites 23 cease-fire violations by opposition
  • Lavrov concerned about lack of resolve to fight al-Qaeda wing

Russia warned that rebel violations of a day-old cease-fire in Syria were putting at risk joint efforts with the U.S. to ease the 5 1/2-year civil war, and urged the Obama administration to pressure opponents of President Bashar al-Assad into compliance.

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