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Diplomats: Syria willing to suspend Aleppo strikes 6 weeks

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 The United Nations envoy to Syria says he has received a commitment from the Syrian government to suspend airstrikes on the city of Aleppo for six weeks to allow a proposed U.N. plan to "freeze" hostilities there to be tested, U.N. diplomats say.

   Staffan de Mistura was briefing the Security Council in closed session on Tuesday. Diplomats say there is no indication of when the government's six-week suspension of airstrikes on Syria's largest city might begin.

   De Mistura says he will return to Syria to assess whether the government's commitment is possible.

   The envoy continues to emphasize a political solution to the nearly four-year conflict.

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