News ID: 253064
Published: 0245 GMT May 19, 2019

Russia: Syrian gov’t forces halt fire in Idlib

Russia: Syrian gov’t forces halt fire in Idlib

Russia said Sunday Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib Province, the last major terrorist stronghold.

Fighting erupted in Idlib late last month, effectively shattering a cease-fire negotiated by Russia and Turkey that had been in place since September, AP wrote.

In a brief statement on Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Sides in Syria said government forces had ceased fire as of midnight. It described the move as unilateral, but did not give details.

Russia has backed President Bashar Assad’s government in the eight-year war, while Turkey has supported militants.


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