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    Total of 100 Settlements, 58 Armed Groups Joined Syrian Ceasefire

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    The number of settlements that have joined ceasefire regime in Syria has increased to 100 while the number of armed groups that agreed to stop hostilities have grown to 58, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russia-US brokered ceasefire regime in Syria came into force on February 27.

    "Within last the last 24 hours, a truce agreement has been achieved with representatives of a settlement in the Homs province bringing the total number of settlements that have joined ceasefire to 100," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

    "In the Damascus province, ceasefire agreements have been reached with field commanders of four armed groups bringing the total of signed ceasefire application forms to 58," the document said.

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