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Syria ceasefire takes effect, terrorist groups excluded
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The United Nations security council on Friday unanimously demanded that all parties to the civil war in Syria complied with the terms of the US-Russian deal which took effect at Friday midnight Damascus time.

97 fighting groups, as well as the Syrian government and Russian air force, signed up to a temporary and partial cessation of hostilities today as per the UNCS backed ceasefire while extremist Islamic State and Al Nuzra Front do not agree to respect the temporary truce for two weeks.

The US-Russia brokered ceasefire was first announced on February 22 by Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama.

Under the “Terms for a Cessation of Hostilities in Syria,”  the participants of the agreement are obligated to “cease attacks with any weapons, including rockets, mortars, and anti-tank guided missiles” and “refrain from acquiring or seeking to acquire territory from other parties to the ceasefire.” They must also allow “unhindered and sustained” access to humanitarian assistance missions and employ only “proportional force” in self-defense against those not party to the agreement.

The truce will be monitored by a task force co-chaired by Moscow and Washington. Russia and the US are to “work together to exchange pertinent information,” such as up-to-date maps indicating which sides have agreed to the ceasefire, and where they are located.

However, international community expects violations of the ceasefire by extremist terrorists.

to respect a temporary truce for two weeks

More:
http://tass.ru/en/world/859238
respect a temporary truce for two weeks

More:
http://tass.ru/en/world/859238
respect a temporary truce for two weeks

More:
http://tass.ru/en/world/859238




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