Syrian Government Supports Russia’s De-Escalation Zone Proposal

The Syrian government supports a Russian proposal to create four de-escalation zones intended to quell fighting in the country’s six-year-old civil war, Syrian state media reported the foreign ministry as having said on Wednesday.

“The Syrian Arab Republic supports the Russian initiative on de-escalation zones and confirms its commitment to the cessation of hostilities regime signed Dec. 30, 2016, which includes not bombing these regions,” Syrian foreign ministry statement said.

The report also said the Syrian army would continue to fight against what it termed terrorist groups across Syria.






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