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    Russia to Welcome More Syrian Armed Groups Joining Syrian Truce

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    Moscow will welcome more armed groups joining the ceasefire regime in Syria.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will welcome the expansion of the number of armed groups that join the truce in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

    "We will welcome the expansion of the number of armed groups that follow suit [join the truce in Syria]," Lavrov said.

    Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in a range of countries, including Russia.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in December that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups had reached an agreement on a nationwide ceasefire in Syria and on readiness to start peace talks.

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