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The Wall Street Journal: Syria: Aleppo cease-fire demanded by EU leaders

BRUSSELS—European Union leaders demanded an immediate cease-fire around Aleppo on Thursday and the establishment of a humanitarian corridor but took no fresh action to pressure the Assad regime or its Russian backers over the crisis in Syria.

Thursday’s discussions in Brussels again underlined fissures within the bloc over the conflict. François Fillon, the center-right presidential candidate in France, called for a reversal of European policies and played down Russia’s actions in Syria.

On her way into Thursday’s leaders meeting, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran were responsible for the Aleppo “tragedy.

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