August 30, 2019 / 11:37 AM / 7 months ago

Syrian army to cease fire in Idlib de-escalation zone on August 31 - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian government forces will unilaterally cease fire in the de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib region on Saturday morning, Russia’s defence ministry was quoted by TASS news agency as saying on Friday.

The ministry also urged armed militant groups in the region to join the ceasefire, according to Interfax news agency. Russia has been the Syrian government’s most powerful supporter in its eight-year-long war with rebels and militants.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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