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A tense Russia-Turkey truce in Syria halts bombing campaign

 


BEIRUT (AP) — Idlib's skies were completely free of Russian and Syrian government warplanes for the first time in weeks Friday, and residents reported a relative but tense calm as a cease-fire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia took hold in Syria's northwestern province.

The truce halted a terrifying campaign of bombing from above that killed hundreds and sent a million people fleeing toward the Turkish border during the Russian-backed assault by Syrian government forces on the country's last rebel stronghold.

The agreement, announced Thursday after a six-hour meeting between the Turkish...



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