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UN to vote on Syria ceasefire deal

The UN Security Council will vote on a Russian resolution endorsing the ceasefire agreement in Syria.

The draft text calls for rapid access for the delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Syria.

It also expresses support for a political process to end the conflict, with talks between the government and opposition, brokered by Russia and Turkey, due in Kazakhstan next month.

The ceasefire which began just over a day ago has held in most places.

However there have been some clashes and air strikes and several groups – including so-called Islamic State (IS), Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and the Kurdish YPG militia – are not covered by the ceasefire deal.

The UN Security Council will vote on a Russian resolution endorsing the ceasefire agreement in Syria.

The draft text calls for rapid access for the delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Syria.

It also expresses support for a political process to end the conflict, with talks between the government and opposition, brokered by Russia and Turkey, due in Kazakhstan next month.

The ceasefire which began just over a day ago has held in most places.

However there have been some clashes and air strikes and several groups – including so-called Islamic State (IS), Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and the Kurdish YPG militia – are not covered by the ceasefire deal.

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