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    In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi's Justice News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a U.S.-backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle with heavy automatic machine gun, left, next of an American soldier who also stands on his armored vehicle, right, as they take their position at the Syrian-Iraqi crossing border point of Tanf, south Syria

    Southwestern Syria Ceasefire Control Mechanism Nearly Ready - Jordan

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    A ceasefire control mechanism brokered by Russia, the United States and Jordan in southwestern Syria is nearly ready, Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said Tuesday.

    AMMA (Sputnik) — The southwestern Syria ceasefire entered into force at noon on June 9 after an agreement had been reached by Russia, the United States and Jordan.

    The deal was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on June 7 after the first face-to-face meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump.

    "The ceasefire monitoring instrument is now in the final stages of formulation," Momani told the Kuwait News Agency.

    Last Thursday, Trump praised the ceasefire which "saved many lives" and has been generally holding.


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