Thursday, 3 August 2017

Ceasefire between Syrian forces and rebels north of Homs deal announced



A ceasefire between Syrian forces and rebels north of Homs has been agreed and will come into effect on Thursday, Russia's defence ministry says.

 
It would be the third such "de-escalation zone" put in place since July after talks between powers backing and opposing the Syrian government.


The others cover parts of south-western Syria and the outskirts of Damascus.


Syria's war has raged since 2011 but fighting has become more patchy amid a series of truce deals in recent months.


The conflict has left more 330,000 people dead and displaced millions more.





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