- Violence has decreased but continues in Aleppo, State Department spokesman says
- Dozens killed on both sides in fighting in city, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
- Russia says it has flown 87 sorties targeting ISIS from Hmeymim air base in four days
Latakia, Syria (CNN)A ceasefire is in effect in one of the most war-torn cities in Syria, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. The United States and Russia concluded arrangements for a cessation of violence in Aleppo and surrounding areas, according to a department statement.