Syria's HNC Hopes for Settlement of Humanitarian Issues Amid US-Russia Deal

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The Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee (HNC) hopes country's humanitarian problems will be solved amid the US-Russia agreement, HNC spokeswoman Bassma Kodmani said Saturday.

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"We hope this will be the beginning of the end of the civilians’ ordeal. We welcome the deal if it is going to be enforced," Kodmani said in a statement.

She added that the opposition is "absolutely in favour of" the cessation of hostilities.

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