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Fighting for control of the Damascus-Aleppo highway raged around the…

Fighting for control of the Damascus-Aleppo highway raged around the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan even as Brahimi appeared to have won tentative support for a ceasefire proposal.

Brahimi, the UN and Arab League envoy, warned of the conflict spreading in the Middle East as he visited neighbouring Lebanon, the latest leg of a regional tour aimed at ending more than 19 months of bloodshed.

“This crisis cannot remain confined within Syrian territory,” the veteran troubleshooter told reporters in Beirut.

“Either it is solved, or it gets worse … and sets (the region) ablaze. A truce for (the Muslim holiday of) Eid al-Adha would be a microscopic step on the road to solving the Syria crisis.”

Brahimi called this week for a temporary ceasefire in Syria during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday starting on October 26.

Read more at The Telegraph

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