Kerry, Lavrov agree Syria truce holding, extend it by 48 hours

September 14, 2016 21:32

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, agreed on Wednesday that a cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria was holding and to extend it by 48 hours to allow for increased humanitarian access.

"There was agreement that as a whole, despite sporadic reports of violence, the arrangement is holding, and violence is significantly lower," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told a briefing. "As part of the conversation they agreed to extend the cessation for another 48 hours," he added.

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