US and UK reject Russian offer of Syria airstrikes 'pause'

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West demands ‘credible and durable ceasefire’ for Aleppo as basis for talks as US calls proposal ‘too little, too late’

The US and the UK have rejected a Russian and Syrian offer of a temporary “pause” on airstrikes in Aleppo as the basis for reopening talks, saying there has to be a credible and durable ceasefire that should initially last as long as 48 hours.

Moscow had announced a temporary halt in the military push ahead of a planned eight-hour humanitarian pause on Thursday, designed to give rebel militants and the injured a chance to leave the city.

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