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    Number of Syrian Settlements Joining Ceasefire Reaches 83

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    The number of settlements that joined the reconciliation process in Syria increased to 83, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The number of settlements in Syria, which joined the ceasefire in the country has risen to 83, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday in a bulletin posted on its website.

    "In one day, the ceasefire agreements were signed with the representatives of three settlements (in the province of Homs — one, in Aleppo — two). The number of settlements that have joined the reconciliation process has increased to 83," the bulletin said.

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