Assad: Syria Cease-fire a 'Glimmer of Hope'

Syrian president commits to effort to 'make the whole thing work' during interview with German television.

In this undated image made from video, Syrian President Bashar Assad is interviewed in Damascus, Syria, by a journalist with Spanish newspaper El Pais newspaper published Sunday Feb. 21, 2016.
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REUTERS - Syrian President Bashar Assad described the cessation of hostilities which has been in force since Saturday as a "glimmer of hope" in an interview with German television to be aired on Tuesday. 

"We will play our part to make the whole thing work," the president was quoted as saying in an extract of a 25-minute interview with broadcaster ARD's Weltspiegel Extra program which will be aired in full later.

He also said people living in Syria were suffering from a "humanitarian disaster".