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    Syrian Kurds Announce Readiness to Abide by Russian-US Ceasefire Deal

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    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which include mostly Kurdish, as well as Arabian, Armenian and Turkmenian militias, announced on Monday their readiness to observe the terms of the latest agreement reached by Russia and the United States on ceasefire in Syria, a SDF spokesman said.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — 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.

    "We, the Syrian Democratic Forces, announce that we are ready to adhere to the agreement reached by the United States and Russia… We appreciate any international efforts aimed at search for a political settlement in Syria that could put an end to the sufferings and grief of the Syrian nation," Talal Salou said in a statement obtained by RIA Novosti.

    Earlier in the day, media reported that the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) also welcomed the agreement between Moscow and Washington and would suspend their offensive.

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