Syrian opposition agrees to two-three week truce if Russia stops air strikes: source

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Posted: Feb 20, 2016 6:59 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition has agreed to a 2-3 week truce if Russia stops its campaign of air strikes on Syria, a source close to peace talks being held in Geneva said on Saturday.

A truce would be renewable and supported by all parties except Islamic State, the source said.

Russian air strikes begun last September saved President Bashar al-Assad's forces after months of military gains by rebels and turned the tide of fighting in his favor.

(Reporting By Tom Miles; Writing by Raissa Kasolowsky; Editing by Janet Lawrence)