Civilians ride on a motorcycle past damaged buildings in the rebel held historic southern town of Bosra al-Sham, Deraa, Syria February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir
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U.S. President Barack Obama expressed caution Wednesday about a plan to stop fighting in Syria, while the main opposition group said it would commit to a two-week cease-fire. Russia and the United States have set a deadline of midnight Damascus time (2200 GMT) Friday for the "cessation of hostilities" between the Syrian government and rebel forces. The powerful Syrian Kurdish YPG militia also said it will abide by the cease-fire in Syria, but reserves the right to respond if attacked.The YPG has been an important partner for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Daesh in Syria, but has also been fighting Syrian insurgent groups in northwestern Syria near Aleppo in recent weeks.Obama told reporters in Washington that if some progress was made in Syria, that would lead to a political process to end the 5-year-old war there.Assad told Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday that his government was ready to help implement the deal.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he feared the cease-fire plan would do little more than benefit Assad.
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