Syrian gov’t, opposition agree to a ceasefire in Idlib

Source:al Jazeera Date:03Aug2019

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Ayman al-Asemi, spokesperson for the opposition group delegation at the talks in Nur-Sultan, told Al Jazeera that he was optimistic the ceasefire would hold.

“Although we might see a minor violation of the agreement in the near future, it will hold in the long run,” said Asemi, reasoning that the regime and their Russian backers realised they could not seal a decisive military victory in Idlib without incurring massive losses in their ranks.

“We were able to create a military balance with the regime forces that prevented them from achieving a victory.”

On Friday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Idlib was witnessing “cautious calm” as warplanes stopped flying over the province.



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