Peace a far cry still

Print edition : March 18, 2016

Syrian government forces cross a retractable military bridge on the eastern outskirts of northern embattled city of Aleppo after they retook the area from Islamic State group fighters on February 21. Photo: GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP

A woman carries an injured boy inside a hospital after multiple bomb blasts hit Damascus on February 21. A handout picture provided by SANA news agency. Photo: SANA/REUTERS

US Secretary of States John Kerry with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a news conference after the International Syria Support Group meeting in Munich, Germany, on February 12. Photo: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP

The “cessation of hostilities” agreement announced seems to be mainly aimed at facilitating speedy delivery of essential humanitarian aid to areas in Syria that are under either rebel or government siege.
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