It won’t be easy, but there may still be a way to end Syria’s agony | Jonathan Freedland

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Diplomacy can work: the US and China have agreed on climate change, so the US and Russia can stop Syrians being condemned to face another five years of war

You read of the latest suspected chlorine attacks on Syrian civilians, which activists and rescue workers say came in the form of barrel bombs dropped on Aleppo by a helicopter pilot serving Bashar al-Assad. You see the pictures showing children clutching oxygen masks, grasping for breath. You see people hosing down the young and naked, desperate to wash away any trace of the burning, stinging chemical.

Related: Syrian government ‘drops chlorine gas’ on rebel-held part of Aleppo

The HNC’s blueprint does put the lie to the notion that the only options are jihadist brutality or murderous Ba’athism

Related: Nearly half of all refugees are children, says Unicef

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