Syrian Islamist rebel groups agree ceasefire in Idlib

By REUTERS
July 21, 2017 20:33
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BEIRUT - Rival Syrian Islamist insurgent groups Ahrar al-Sham and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on Friday agreed to a ceasefire following days of infighting in Idlib province, an online statement from Ahrar al-Sham said.

Ahrar al-Sham and rebel factions would also withdraw from the Bab al-Hawa crossing on the border with Turkey, it said, ceding control to a "civilian administration."

Tahrir al-Sham, which is headed by al Qaida's former Syria branch, had earlier surrounded Ahrar al-Sham after advancing towards the crossing.


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