Syrian forces, Kurdish fighters agreed on truce in Qamishli

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Kurdish leadership was reluctant to make peace with the government forces in Qamishli; however, after several hours of negotiation, both sides agreed to each other’s terms.

Syrian forces, Kurdish fighters agreed on truce in Qamishli

Farsnews reported citing unnamed sources that in the city of Qamishli in Hasaka province, the Syrian government and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have agreed on an open-ended ceasefire to end violence.

“As part of the open-ended truce, both sides will have to release the prisoners taken and withdraw from the new areas they captured during this brief clashes,” the sources said.

“Initially, the Kurdish leadership was reluctant to make peace with the government forces in Qamishli; however, after several hours of negotiation, both sides agreed to each other’s terms,” they added.

On April 21, the clashes erupted between the Kurdish police (Asayish) and local pro-government militias in the city of Qamishli.

Nevertheless, the Arab country is currently observing an agreement for the cessation of hostilities which entered into force on February 27. The agreement stipulates the cessation of all military hostilities in Syria, except for the operations against ISIS terrorist group and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militants. From the middle of the March, Russia has been partially withdrawing troops and warplanes from Syria to make an end to the Syrian crisis.

Citing unnamed officials, The Wall Street Journal reported recently that the CIA and its regional partners are developing Plan B in Syria including delivery of MANPADS to so-called moderate rebels, although the CIA didn’t comment on that.

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