Ceasefire Declared in Southern Syria

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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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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.