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    Total of 138 Settlements Have Joined Syria Ceasefire - Russian Military

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    The number of settlements that have joined ceasefire regime in Syria has increased to 138, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russia-US brokered ceasefire regime in Syria came into force on February 27.

    "Within the last 24 hours, truce agreements have been reached with representatives of two settlements in Homs province bringing the total number of settlements that have joined ceasefire to 138," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

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