Syria ceasefire announced, Russia to guarantee

Posted by | December 29, 2016 07:41 | Filed under: Politics War & Peace

Syria says the ceasefire will begin Friday.

As with previous halts in fighting, the deal applies to the Syrian military and the rebels opposing, but not to militant groups such as Islamic State.

Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and Turkey, which supports rebel groups, said they will guarantee the truce.

Moscow and Ankara have been engaged in intense negotiations in the past couple of weeks. Earlier this month, the two sides brokered an agreement for a cease-fire and evacuation of refugees from the rebel enclave in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

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5 responses to Syria ceasefire announced, Russia to guarantee

  1. Buford2k11 December 29th, 2016 at 08:42

    hmmm…well, they pretty much killed everyone there…so, why not?

  2. oldfart December 29th, 2016 at 09:26

    Just how strategically important or dangerous is a bombed out crater anyway ?

    • arc99 December 29th, 2016 at 12:58

      That question is best answered by people who used to live, work and raise their families in areas which are now bombed out craters.

  3. Bunya December 29th, 2016 at 13:13

    Of course Russia will guarantee a cease fire. Putin took everything he needed from Syria, so they no longer have any use for it.

  4. bpollen December 29th, 2016 at 14:13

    As part of the cease-fire agreement, Aleppo will now be called Smoking Pile of Debris.

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