On Friday, major world powers agreed to a truce in Syria; however, Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad. President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to fight until he regains full control of the country. The “cessation of hostilities,” however, does not take effect for a week. Several Western countries believe there is no hope for progress unless Russia stops it bombing campaign. If the truce does take place, it would allow for much needed humanitarian aid to reach towns that have been besieged by the conflict. If it fails, more foreign troops could enter the conflict, according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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