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    'Silence Period' Extended for 48 Hours in Syria's Aleppo

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    The period of "silence" in Syrian Aleppo has been extended for two days more, the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center said Tuesday.

    HMEYMIM (Syria) (Sputnik) – The so-called "silent" period in Aleppo, Syria has been extended for another 48 hours starting at midnight, May 10, the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center said Tuesday.

    "In agreement with the leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic and the moderate opposition, the Russian and American sides have extended the "silent period" in the city of Aleppo by 48 hours, starting from 00:01 May 10, 2016," Lt.-Gen. Sergei Kuralenko said.

    He said that the current period of "silence" near Aleppo had significantly eased tensions in the area while lowering the number of ceasefire violations.

    Russia and the United States agreed to introduce state of cessation of hostilities in northern Latakia province and suburbs of Damascus in Syria from midnight on April 30.

    Following the announcement, media reports emerged claiming that Aleppo would also be involved in the regime, but were refuted by a different source.

    The ceasefire in Syria, worked out by Russia and the United States, took effect on February 27. Terrorist groups are not part of the agreement.


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