Syrian children play on a trampoline during the second day of Eid Al Adha in Douma, outside Damascus during a fragile ceasefire which aims to bring an end to fighting between loyalists to the Syrian president and a wide range of rebels but excludes jihadist forces like the Islamic State group. Photo: EPA

In Syria, an imperfect peace deal is better than none at all

Russia and the US have made a significant investment and will have to do their utmost to attain a lasting outcome.

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Syrian children play on a trampoline during the second day of Eid Al Adha in Douma, outside Damascus during a fragile ceasefire which aims to bring an end to fighting between loyalists to the Syrian president and a wide range of rebels but excludes jihadist forces like the Islamic State group. Photo: EPA
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