Russia Announces ‘De-escalation Zone’ North of Syria’s City of Homs

Peace and Freedom

MOSCOW — Russia’s Defence Ministry and Syria’s opposition have agreed to create a new “de-escalation” zone north of the city of Homs, the ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, was shown saying on Russia’s state Rossiya 24 TV channel on Thursday.

A ceasefire in this area is set to take affect at 1200 (0900 GMT) on Thursday, he said. The new de-escalation zone will include 84 settlements populated by more than 147,000 people, Konashenkov said.

(Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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Agreement reached on third Syrian de-escalation zone north of Homs

August 03, 10:29UTC+3

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Starting from August 4, Russian military police would establish two check points along the line of contact north of Homs, according to the Defense Ministry
© AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. Representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and the moderate…

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