Syrian Opposition Provisionally Agrees to Temporary Truce
Riad Hijab, head of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) on Saturday said the committee had agreed to the "possibility" of a temporary truce, provided there were guarantees Assad’s allies including Russia would implement the ceasefire, life sieges, release detainees and allow aid deliveries across the country.
The opposition’s chief negotiator Mohammad Alloush said that the truce is temporary and is not planned.
Alloush also said that ISIS had surrendered 25 villages east of Aleppo to the Assad regime two days ago. He added that ISIS is reportedly planning to give up Raqqa, its major stronghold in Syria, to the Assad regime.
Russia’s state news agency Sputnik quoted a source in the Syrian opposition’s delegation to Geneva as saying that US-Russian talks held on Saturday resulted in an agreement on a cessation of hostilities in Syria. The source added that the ceasefire would come into force a week after the announcement. (Source: Agencies)