WASHINGTON – The United States and Russia have announced in a written statement that February 27 is a targeted date for a cessation of military hostilities in Syria.
Military actions, including airstrikes by Syria, Russia and the U.S.-led coalition, will continue against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Nusra Front and other “terrorist” groups, the statement read.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said if implemented, the deal will reduce violence, expand delivery of humanitarian aid and support political transition in Syria.
U.N. chief Ban Ki Moon has welcomed the Syrian ceasefire deal as “signal of hope.”
Parties to the hostilities would indicate their agreement by midday (12 p.m.) on Feb. 26 Damascus time, and the cessation of hostilities would go into effect at midnight, the two nations said the joint statement issued by the U.S. State Department.
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