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As Syria ceasefire looms, 46 killed in Homs blasts

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 01:07

At least 46 people are killed in twin car bomb blasts in Homs, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reaches a provisional agreement with his Russian counterpart for a cessation of hostilities in Syria. Gavino Garay reports.

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Syrian TV aired the aftermath of twin car bombings in the western city of Homs Sunday. A monitoring group says at least 46 people were killed and more than 100 others injured.... one of the deadliest such attacks in Homs in five years of civil war. The attacks come one day after the Syrian government made advances on Islamic State targets... though there was no immediate claim of responsibility from the group. On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, reached a 'provisional' agreement for a ceasefire in Syria, where Russia is aiding government forces in attacks on Islamic State. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYING: "We are closer to a ceasefire today than we have been. And I take nothing for granted about this. A cessation of hostilities, a 'hudna', is possible, over the course of these next hours." But the violence in Homs paints a grim picture... as violence rages on unabated across the country.

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As Syria ceasefire looms, 46 killed in Homs blasts

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 01:07