July 6, 2018 / 11:46 AM / 3 months ago

Syrian rebels say reached deal with Russia over handover of weapons

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels reached a deal with Russian officers on a phased handover of their weapons and the deployment of Russian military police near the Jordanian border, a rebel spokesman said.

Ibrahim Jabawi said the agreement was reached during ongoing talks in a town in southern Syria that also includes a cessation of hostilities by both sides.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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