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Syria proposes Aleppo cease-fire, prisoner swap

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BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syria’s top diplomat said today his country is prepared to implement a cease-fire in the shattered city of Aleppo and exchange detainees with opposition forces as a confidence-building measure before a peace conference opens next week in Switzerland.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told journalists about the cease-fire plan after meeting in Moscow with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. He did not divulge details of the plan, which would contain “measures to enforce security” in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. A member of the opposition dismissed the overture as “last-minute maneuvering” by the Syrian government to please Russia, its main global ally.

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