Assad vows to 'do our part' on holding Syria ceasefire

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks to AFP in Damascus on February 11, 2016Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pledged to do his part to guarantee the success of a shaky ceasefire that was largely holding on its fourth day. World powers have thrown their weight behind the landmark truce as a way to bring an end to Syria’s conflict, which began in 2011 with anti-government protests. The United Nations said the next round of peace talks would resume in Geneva on March 9, announcing a two-day postponement “to allow adequate time to address logistical and practical matters”.

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