Syria ceasefire begins as agencies prepare to deliver aid

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Trucks set to bring humanitarian supplies to besieged city of Aleppo amid cautious optimism that ceasefire will hold

A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect on Monday as aid agencies prepared to send food and medical supplies to the besieged city of Aleppo.

The ceasefire is the second attempt this year by Washington, which backs some rebel groups, and Moscow, which backs the Assad government, to halt the five-year civil war. Sources on both sides of the conflict have indicated they will respect it.

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