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By Lisa Barrington and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW/BEIRUT - (Reuters) - Syria declared brief local truces near Damascus and in one province on Friday but made no mention of halting combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed "monstrous disregard" for civilian lives. The statement made no mention however of the city of Aleppo, scene of the worst violence, which is divided between rebel-held and government areas. Russian news agencies quoted an opposition figure saying the new truce would also apply to Aleppo, but there was no separate confirmation of this.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump violently confronted each other in California leading to some 20 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County.