Syria: bitter foes weigh up chance of peace, but prepare for war to rage on

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Scepticism towards agreement among Aleppo’s opposition groups is strong, particularly over insistence that al-Qaida elements must be weeded out

Inside east Aleppo, talk of ways to bring a lasting peace were long ago discounted. On the eve of the latest deal being implemented by Russia and the US to bring calm to a five-year war, those trying to oust Bashar al-Assad in the opposition half of the city are now more sceptical than ever.

The pact, announced by Moscow and Washington late on Friday, aims to ease in a ceasefire, mainly by phasing out attacks by Russian and Syrian jets, which have pounded opposition areas for most of the past year, and allowing in desperately needed aid supplies.

Related: Syria: fragile US-Russia ceasefire deal divides warring factions

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