The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has accepted the new ceasefire which was declared on August 30 by the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria.
A Syrian military source to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that the army has “approved a ceasefire in Idlib’s demilitarized zone starting from the morning of August 31.”
The source also warned that the SAA will preserve its right to retaliate to any violation by the terrorist groups operating in Greater Idlib.
The establishment of a 20km demilitarized zone around Idlib was one of the main terms of the Sochi agreement, that was reached last September. The term was not fulfilled by the militants, who refuse to withdraw from the zone.
According to an official statement by the Russian Reconciliation Center, the ceasefire will become active at 06:00 AM Syria time.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies have not accepted, nor rejected the new ceasefire, so far. Earlier this month, the terrorist groups accepted a similar ceasefire but immediately started violating it.