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    Hezbollah Fighters Support Syrian Ceasefire Deal Reports

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    Lebanon-based Shiite movement Hezbollah, supporting the Syrian government in the conflict, announced that it backs a ceasefire in Syria agreed by Russia and the United States, media reported Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – It comes a day after the Syrian government had approved the Russian-US agreement on Syria.

    “The allies of Syria promise to fully abide by whatever the Syrian high command and the government decides with regard to the ceasefire. We fully support the ceasefire,” an unnamed Hezbollah field commander for Syria operations said as quoted by Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen broadcaster.

    The commander added that Hezbollah would continue its fight against terrorist groups in Syria as they are not included in the ceasefire agreement.

    On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new plan aimed at reducing violence in Syria, which includes a new nationwide ceasefire starting on September 12. The agreement also stipulates distinguishing moderate opposition groups from terrorist groups, which is something Russia has been insisting on as being key to the fight against terrorism.

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