Partial Ceasefire in SW Syria


Washington (AFP) – A ceasefire set to take effect in southwest Syria on Sunday is a US priority and an important step toward eventual peace throughout the war-torn country, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said.

“At noon local time tomorrow, a de-escalation zone in southwest Syria will begin to take effect,” HR McMaster said in a statement released Saturday.

“Such zones are a priority for the United States, and we’re encouraged by the progress made to reach this agreement,” he said.

“The United States remains committed to defeating ISIS, helping to end the conflict in Syria, reducing suffering, and enabling people to return to their homes. This agreement is an important step toward these common goals,” he said.


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