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    The US and Russia are monitoring the implementation of the Syria ceasefire.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) — The United States and Russia, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, are closely monitoring the implementation of the Syria ceasefire and working to ensure that any instances of fighting are contained, UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Thursday.

    "There are still a number of places where fighting has continued, including parts of Hama, Homs, Latakia and Damascus, but they're being contained," de Mistura told reporters.

    "The two co-chairs, which, as you know, are the crucial players in order to control the cessation of hostilities which they themselves have been facilitating, are in close attention to the situation in these areas, so is the world, and are, so far, ensuring that these incidents are contained," he added.

    The United Nations works closely with Moscow and Washington to identify factors that could  shake the Syrians' confidence in the ceasefire process, according to the diplomat.


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