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UN Security Council Approves Syria Cease-Fire Plan

On Saturday, the The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously backed a Syria peace plan envisaging a nationwide cease-fire and a return to peace talks by the Syrian government and opposition groups.

Along with this, the UNSC welcomed the efforts of Damascus, Moscow and Ankara on brokering the agreement to end the war in Syria. The ceasefire agreement came into effect at midnight on December 30.

The approved resolution also announces a meeting between the warring sides in Astana, Kazakhstan, ahead of a revival of the Geneva talks on Feb. 8.

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