In internal document, US diplomats demand Syria action

FILE -- In this February 11, 2016, file photo, civilians walk with containers for fuel and water in Aleppo, Syria. Dozens of State Department employees have endorsed an internal document that advocates U.S. military action to pressure Syria's government into accepting a ceasefire and engaging in peace talks, officials said Thursday. The position is at odds with U.S. policy. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of State Department employees have endorsed an internal document that advocates U.S. military action to pressure Syria’s government into accepting a cease-fire and engaging in peace talks, officials said Thursday. The position is at odds with U.S. policy.

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