Syrian government agrees to ceasefire in Aleppo

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The Syrian government supports a Russian-US plan for a regional ceasefire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, dpa reported.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says he has asked his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, for help to secure a truce in the city that is witnessing fierce battles for control between rival Islamist groups and government forces.

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