US launches bid to save Syria truce

A Syrian boy reacts to the loss of a relative who died in an airstrike in a rebel-held neighbourhood of AleppoUS Secretary of State John Kerry launched a desperate push Monday to salvage a ceasefire in Syria, as the country’s second city of Aleppo reeled from a week of fighting that killed hundreds of civilians. With the two-month old truce brokered by the United States and Russia under severe threat, Kerry said Washington and Moscow had made progress in trying to contain the bloodshed, but warned it was premature to promise success.

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