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Red Cross attempts to broker Syrian ceasefire

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Red Cross attempts to broker Syrian ceasefire

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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.