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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    The US-Russian-brokered "regime of silence" will not affect the US military’s overall mission in Syria to instruct and help local forces combat the Daesh, Office of the US Secretary of Defense Press Operations Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway told Sputnik.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia and the United States brokered a "regime of silence" earlier that will be implemented in the Damascus’ suburbs for 24 hours and in the northern Latakia province for 72 hours at midnight on April 30.

    "There's no change to the Department of Defense's overall mission: to train, advise and assist local forces in the fight against ISIL [Daesh]," Rankine-Galloway stated on Friday.

    Rankine-Galloway also noted that the regime of silence in Syria "will not impact our counter-Daesh operations, as it is occurring outside of areas plagued by Daesh."

    Moscow and Washington said earlier on Friday they would be the guarantors of the regime of silence in Syria.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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