US-Russian ceasefire takes effect in southwest Syria

By REUTERS
July 9, 2017 12:04
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BEIRUT- A ceasefire deal for southwestern Syria took effect at noon on Sunday, the latest international attempt at peacemaking in the country's six-year war.

The United States, Russia and Jordan reached a ceasefire and "de-escalation agreement" on Friday meant to halt fighting between Syrian government forces and rebel groups in the southwest.


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