Given repeated failures, can ceasefires pave the way to peace in Syria?

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Each ceasefire in Syria seems destined to end in disaster despite bringing brief relief, but there’s hope that even collapsing deals may ultimately bolster peace

Syria’s descent into ever more vicious civil war has been marked by broken ceasefire deals: major ones brokered by the UN and world powers and smaller local agreements largely born of desperation as rebel groups were out-gunned or worn down by the forces of President Bashar al Assad and his allies.

The latest agreement appears to have been little different: settled outside Syria, violated almost as soon as it began, fatally undermined by an attack on an aid convoy and definitively buried by the current fierce assault on Aleppo.

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