Ceasefire Declared in Southern Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
It’s a major development if it sticks. Syria’s Defense Ministry said the following:
“The hostilities in the southern regions of Daraa, Quneitra, and Suwayda have been suspended from” midnight last night until 12:00AM July 6, longer if it’s working.
Syria’s aim is “supporting the peace process and national reconciliation.” ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorist fighters remain in these areas, their ranks severely battered by Syrian and allied forces.
Ceasefire covers areas targeted six times in recent weeks by Israeli aggression. Damascus promised “an appropriate response” to elements breaching cessation of hostilities.
AMN News said declared ceasefire follows diplomatic efforts initiated by Syria and Russia with area opposition local councils. The goal is restoring stability “required for ultimate reconciliation.”
On June 17, Damascus declared a ceasefire in Daraa province. Quneitra province borders Israel.
Will Trump and Netanyahu try disrupting area cessation of holtilities? Both countries and their rogue allies want endless war, not resolution.
Liberating Syria from their scourge involves a struggle likely to continue for some time.
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