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

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

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MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. Representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and the moderate Syrian opposition have reached an agreement on the third de-escalation zone north of the city of Homs, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

“On July 31, a new round of talks between representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and the moderate Syrian opposition was held in Cairo,” he said. “The meeting’s participants reached an agreement concerning the functioning of the third de-escalation zone north of the city of Homs, which will include 84 settlements with a population of more than 147,000,” Konashenkov added.

The general pointed out that in early July, during the fifth round of talks in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana, a decision had been made to establish four de-escalation zones in Syria. Two of them – in southwest Syria and on the outskirts of Damascus (in Eastern Ghouta) – have already been set up.

Konashenkov also said that starting from August 4, Russian military police would establish two check points along the line of contact north of Homs, as well as three observation posts.

More:
http://tass.com/defense/958881

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One Response to “Russia Announces ‘De-escalation Zone’ North of Syria’s City of Homs”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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