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February 15, 2016 10:37 am

Israel Skeptical About Syrian Ceasefire, Suggests Sectarian Partition

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A Syrian soldier near Damascus. Israel voiced concern that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would succeed. Photo: Wikipedia.

A Syrian soldier near Damascus. Israel voiced concern that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would succeed. Photo: Wikipedia.

Israel voiced doubt on Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would succeed, suggesting a sectarian partition of the country was inevitable and perhaps preferable.

While formally neutral on the five-year civil war racking its neighbour, Israel has some sway among the world powers that have mounted armed interventions and which on Friday agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” to begin within a week.

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