Syria ceasefire deal reached between regime and rebels, Russia says

CNN Reported—The Syrian government and opposition rebels have agreed to terms for a ceasefire in the country’s long-running civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday. According to Russian state media TASS, Putin said the two sides had also agreed to enter peace talks to end the conflict that has raged for nearly six years.

— The general command of Syria’s military and the Armed Forces said their operations would come to a complete halt beginning early Friday at midnight (5 pm ET Thursday), state-run news agency SANA reported. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that Russia and Turkey would be guarantors to the agreement. Follow The Link For The Full Report. -EH 

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