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.
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"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".