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There is a fresh but hope for a of hostilities in Syria. The United States, Russia and Syria have signed an to collectively target the group known as ISIS. Their declaration will come into effect on Monday. There is reaction around the world to the latest initiative due to the failures of attempts at halting the fighting over the few years. Even with the new 10-day truce being hours away, the bombs continued to rain down in areas around the Damascus. Syrian government air strikes on ISIS-held areas killed at least 82 people over the weekend. At least 45 people died in strikes on Aleppo.

Most of the players in the Syrian conflict responded to the new ceasefire, despite the strained relations between Russia and the USA. An American said: "This remains…the most way that we see in front of us to try to get this terrible to a better place." US Secretary of State John Kerry said: "It is an and not more than that until it becomes a ." Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the US and Russia had agreed on in which joint "strikes against terrorists" would be conducted. Turkey and the European Union welcomed it but warned that action was needed. There has been no official from Iran.

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