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ICRC negotiating humanitarian cease-fire in Syria
Red Cross says it is negotiating with all parties in Syria to broker a humanitarian cease-fire
By The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) ' The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is trying to broker a humanitarian cease-fire in Syria.

ICRC spokeswoman Carla Haddad says the group is "discussing several possibilities with all those concerned and it includes a cessation of fighting in the most affected areas."

Haddad told The Associated Press on Monday that the Geneva-based aid group has been in talks with Syrian authorities and opposition groups for some time but attempts to negotiate a cease-fire were "an important new step."

More than 5,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the 11-month uprising against Syria's President Bashar Assad.

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