Syrian government, rebel sign peace deal in An Nasiriyah

Syrian government, rebel sign peace deal in An Nasiriyah
Syrian army in a past operation. [Photo/presstv]

The Syrian government troop signed peace deal with one of rebels Friday in An Nasiriyah, 100 kilometers northeast of Damascus.

For security reasons, the signing ceremony was held in the open space outside the city. Local rebels, government troops and representatives from the Russia’s truce coordination center participated in the ceremony. Many residents also came to witness the process.

Russia said they will monitor the both sides’ compliance with the ceasefire.

“Russia plays a mediation role, assisting the parties involved in ending conflict. According to the agreement signed today, each of parties should comply with the ceasefire deal, which will restrain every party involved,” said Yuri Zraev, leader of Damascus team of Russia’s truce coordination center.

After the signing ceremony, the Syrian government troop also delivered foods to residents.

Currently, the Syrian government has occupied large parts of Latakia governorate, Hama Governorate and Homs Governorate, with some 60 residential areas like Nasiriyah signing the ceasefire deal with the Syrian government, with the help of Russia’s truce coordination center and State Ministry for National Reconciliation Affairs.

“We oppose the extremist group. We, with weapons in our hands, will fight against the extremist group. Three days ago, we’re engaged in a fierce battle with them in a city, which is not far from here. We’re willing to help the government troops to fight against them, ” said Mohammed, a representative of local rebel.

In this way, more Syrian rebels have joined the fight against the Islamic State.

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