A ceasefire backed by the United Nations has come into effect across Syria, signalling the first major cessation of hostilities since the country’s civil war began in 2011, it came into effect last night at approximately 22:00 (GMT).
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has said that the ceasefire offers the “best chance to reduce the violence” that Syria and its people have had to live with for nearly five years now.
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Text source: news.sky.com, 27th February 2016