"A lot of work was done to make this happen. The elders in the village of Samrah and members of the Syrian government signed a truce there," Russia’s Col. Sergei Ivanov, of the Hmeimim-based reconciliation center, told reporters.
The Russia-mediated ceasefire deal was also inked by the governor of the Hama province and its security chief, who urged villagers to return to their peaceful ways.
A broader ceasefire has been in place in parts of Syria since late February. A new truce was hammered out on April 29 for Damascus and the northern province of Latakia and extended to Aleppo province in May.