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    Syrian HNC Insists on Ceasefire Observance Across Entire Country

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    Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) spokesman Riyad Naasan Agha said that the HNC requires an implementation of the agreement on full ceasefire in all areas of Syria without exception.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) — The ceasefire in Syria should be observed throughout the country and not only in specific regions, Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) spokesman Riyad Naasan Agha said Sunday.

    Russia and the United States brokered the "regime of silence" that is implemented in the Damascus’ suburbs for 24 hours and in the northern Latakia province for 72 hours from midnight of April 30. The ceasefire in the Damascus' suburbs was since extended for another 24 hours, till the end of May 1.

    "The Committee [HNC] requires an implementation of the agreement on full ceasefire in all areas without exception," Agha told RIA Novosti.

    The ceasefire in Syria, worked out by Russia and the United States, took effect on February 27, but does not include groups that have been designated as terrorist by the United Nations.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition groups, including the Western-backed allegedly moderate factions, as well as Islamic terrorist groups.

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