Truce Reached With Syria’s Jaysh al-Islam, Opposition Groups – Russian MoD

© AFP 2022 / ZEIN AL-RIFAAn unidentified photographer stands next to rebel fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) holding a position behind a sand barrier on August 25, 2015, on the frontline in the Bashkoy area, on the northern outskirts of Aleppo, where opposition fighters are battling Syrian pro-government forces
An unidentified photographer stands next to rebel fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) holding a position behind a sand barrier on August 25, 2015, on the frontline in the Bashkoy area, on the northern outskirts of Aleppo, where opposition fighters are battling Syrian pro-government forces - Sputnik International
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A ceasefire deal has been reached with the field commander of Syria’s militant group Jaysh al-Islam and five other opposition forces, the commander of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said Friday.

HMEYMIM (Sputnik) — A truce has also been agreed with five commanders of Syria’s moderate opposition forces, as well as the elders of two settlements in the Homs province, the statement read. Talks are underway with leaders of four other militant groups.

"In the past two days, agreements on the cessation of hostilities were reached with the field commander of Jaysh al-Islam, which controls the town of Ruheiba, as part of the efforts made by the Russian reconciliation center," Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko said in a statement.

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The Hmeymim airbase in the western Latakia province houses the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation, headed by Kuralenko.

The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation has asked UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to provide humanitarian aid to residents of 21 terrorist-hit settlements in three Syrian provinces.

"Yesterday, I sent a letter to UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura with a request to allocate humanitarian aid to the population of 21 settlements in the Damascus, Homs, and Daraa provinces, which have joined the peace process and have been damaged by terrorist shelling," Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko said.

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