Former Prime Minister of Syria, Riad Hijab, gestures during his speech at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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A senior figure in the Syrian opposition movement Sunday criticized the truce deal forged by the US and Russia, saying Moscow was continuing its onslaught on civilian areas.Critics have said Friday's deal is hobbled by the fact it does not include "terrorist" groups such as the Islamic State group and the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra, leaving room for Russia to continue attacks by claiming it is targeting jihadists.It followed a major offensive by Syrian government forces, backed by heavy Russian bombing and Iranian troops, on the rebel stronghold of Aleppo.Others, including Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, lined up to voice their doubts about the deal.
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