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    Syrian Town Tawani Joins Ceasefire, Pledges to Fight Daesh, Al-Nusra Front

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    Syria's settlement of Tawani, located some 10 miles to the north of Damascus, on Tuesday joined ceasefire regime and pledged to fight against the Daesh and the al-Nusra Front terrorist groups, a spokesman for the Russian center for the Syria reconciliation said.

    TAWANI (Syria), (Sputnik) — Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

    "Today, as a result of long, difficult negotiations we succeeded to join one more settlement to the ceasefire regime… We have made an additional agreement that would make them to fight along with government forces along the Daesh and al-Nusra Front," Col. Yury Zraev told reporters.

    He added that the reconciliation process had already covered the whole region of Qalamoun, where Tawani was situated.

    The ceasefire in Syria worked out by Russia and the United States took effect on February 27. The cessation of hostilities does not apply to terrorist organizations, such as the Daesh and the al-Nusra Front, outlawed in a number of countries worldwide including Russia and the United States.

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