Ceasefire In Eastern Ghouta Region Near Damascus Agreed Until March 20 – Russian MoD

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Ceasefire In Eastern Ghouta Region Near Damascus Agreed Until March 20 - Russian MoD

Fighters from Jaish Al Islam patrol the front line in Jobar, on the eastern edge of the Syrian capital, on January 4, 2016. Amer Almohibany/AFP Photo

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that a ceasefire regime had been declared in the Eastern Ghouta region near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

“A ‘regime of silence’ has been introduced from 00:01 on March 6 to 23:59 on March 20 (Damascus time) in the area of Eastern Ghouta,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Jaish al-Islam, a major Saudi-backed militant group, is headquartered in Eastern Ghouta.

On March 6, Jaish al-Islam launched some 5 ballistic missiles against government forces positions in the Damascus countryside.

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  • Barba_Papa

    Cue bitchings about Lavrov being a traitor again in three…, two…, one….

  • gustavo

    Forget about ceasefire ! Just finish your job SAA and Russia’s aerospace ! Finish with all terrorists, that is all. Do not behave like foolish army.

    • Valery Grigoryev

      SAA hasn’t enough forces to advance at each front simultaneously.
      The ceasefire gives them an opportunity to transfer some troops to other fronts for a while.

  • Thegr8rambino

    What’s with the ceasfires all the time?

    • Sam Culpak

      Well it shows “good faith” although in reality the only thing happening is that SAA and Russia are spotting gathering places of the defenders. In the meantime this stronghold is cut-off from outside help so will slowly starve the population. The observation of the occupants leads to a saver infiltration into their territory rather than going all-in head first. I like the playing for time angle of Russia and SAA.

      • Thegr8rambino

        Yes that’s a smart move

  • Toni Liu

    Ok they launched missile towards damascus and suddenly they make ceasefire afterwards, what coward basta*d they are, hope saa finished them after ceasefire gone

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    ISIS is moving lightening fast over with out jets or helicopters.meaning someone which is a close friend of Russia moves them around.This Ceasefire is again regrouping and attack strategy.All of a sudden USA has make friends with Russian just like Erdogan.Germany has move in heavy weaponry close to Russian borders.Surprises are coming.