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Russia's Putin says Syrian government, opposition sign ceasefire deal
December 29, 2016 / 12:03 PM / 9 months ago

Russia's Putin says Syrian government, opposition sign ceasefire deal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30.

He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk, Andrey Ostroukh and Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Peter Hobson

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