Syria

Russia: Three-day Ceasefire Agreed in Syria’s Homs

0,,17417973_303,00Russia said on Friday that a three-day cease-fire has been agreed as part of what it called a “landmark” deal to allow for the evacuation of civilians from Homs and supplies of humanitarian aid for those who choose to remain.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the Russian embassy in Damascus “played an energetic role” in what it said was an agreement reached in negotiations between the local governor and a regional UN humanitarian coordinator in Syria.

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