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Syria's Welcome and Dangerous Truce

U.S. should seize the chance to lay the groundwork for peace.

Cease-fire deal.

Photographer: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

After five years of bloody civil war in Syria, the U.S., Russia and other world powers meeting in Munich have reached a truce that could, at least, get humanitarian aid to civilians who are being starved by siege.

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