Over 50 Armed Groups Join Ceasefire in Syria

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Over 50 Armed Groups Join Ceasefire in Syria

Damascus, Syria

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, about 7000 fighters of 50 armed groups have joined the ceasefire agreement in Syria over the last two months.

“These are not the final numbers since thanks to the hard and dangerous work by the representatives of the Syrian authorities the process of reconciliation is gaining momentum. Besides its important role in stabilizing the situation in Syria itself, it is a catalyzer in the negotiations in Geneva,” Konashenkov told journalists.

Initially, the ceasefire in Syria took effect on February 27. Terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-Nusra aren’t part of the agreement.

Last Thursday, Russia and the United States brokered a “silent” period to be implemented in Damascus’ suburbs (24 hours) and in the province of Latakia (72 hours), starting at midnight on April 30.

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