WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Leandra Bernstein — At midnight on Saturday, the fighting parties in Syria agreed to a cessation of hostilities, brokered under United Nations auspices by Russia and the United States.
"We are not optimistic because there are just too many loopholes, we feel, in the ceasing of hostilities agreement itself," Jahshan said of the Syrian ceasefire. "The most inherent weakness in the ceasing of hostilities is the definition of terrorism."
Jahshan said that the definition of terrorism "was left too vague… to give this ceasefire, which is good, a chance of survival."
The Syrian cessation of hostilities deal, agreed to by the UN Security Council resolution 2268, exempts dozens of terrorist groups operating in Syria from a respite in the fighting. Already, two days into the break in hostilities, parties on the ground in Syria have alleged multiple ceasefire violations.
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