December 29, 2016 / 2:48 PM / 7 months ago

Turkey-based Syrian opposition welcomes truce, urges all sides to ensure success

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's Turkey-based political opposition on Thursday welcomed a nationwide ceasefire deal that was set to begin at midnight, and urged all sides to work for its success.

The Syrian National Coalition said in a statement that the Free Syrian Army, a loose alliance of rebel groups, was committed to the truce, which Russia and Turkey said they would guarantee.

Reporting by Suleiman al-Khalidi, John Davison and Lisa Barrington, editing by Larry King

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