04:04 GMT26 January 2021
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    Truce agreements with five Syria's moderate opposition field commanders have been concluded in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia and the United States reached an agreement on the ceasefire in Syria on February 22. The truce excluded Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups, both of which are outlawed in Russia.

    "In the course of last 24 hours, ceasefire agreements have been achieved with commanders of 5 armed formations with total staff up to 450 men active in vicinity of Mahajjah [in Daraa province]," the ministry's Reconciliation Center Bulletin reads.

    The ministry added that a number of local ceasefire agreements in Syria has reached 42. Besides, the ministry reported six talks with religious leaders and representatives of local communities in the provinces of Damascus, Aleppo and Quneitra.

    "The sides discussed upon issues concerning joining the ceasefire regime and returning back to peaceful life by members of opposition armed formations," the ministry said.

    The Syrian government has confirmed its readiness to halt its military actions in accordance with the Russia-US agreement. Some opposition forces have been skeptical about the ceasefire, but in general have agreed to adhere to it. The ceasefire took effect on February 27.


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