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Red Cross attempts to broker Syrian ceasefire

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Red Cross attempts to broker Syrian ceasefire


As fighting continues in Syria the International Committee of the Red Cross says it is negotiating with the government and opposition fighters in the hope of securing a ceasefire.

The aid agency said it is exploring the possibility of a temporary cessation of fighting in hotspots like Homs, so that that life-saving aid can be brought to civilians.

No more details were given but diplomatic sources said that a ceasefire could be for as little as two hours.

The crackdown has intensified in recent weeks making it more difficult for the Arab Red Crescent to reach rebel-held areas.

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