Syria gov't conditionally agrees to ceasefire on humanitarian ground
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Damascus, Feb 23, IRNA -- Syrian government has accepted truce on humanitarian ground provided to continue with military campaign against terrorist groups including Daesh, al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda-linked terrorists, Syrian Arab News Agency said on Tuesday.
Syrian Foreign Ministry said that for ensuring the success of the truce on humanitarian ground scheduled to take effect on February 27 the Syrian government affirms readiness to continue with coordination with the international campaign against terrorism.
SANA said that the Syrian government said that certain countries providing the terrorist groups fighting with the government troops in Syria must stop arms supplies to Daesh, al-Nusra and al-Qaeda. 'Otherwise, military campaign against the terrorist groups will resume.'
It asserted that the Syrian government is adherent to the right of its armed forces to retaliate any violation committed by these groups against the Syrian citizens or its armed forces as well.
The Syrian government said is keen on halting the bloodshed of the Syrians, restoring security and stability to the country in fulfillment of the Syrian people's will of the territorial integrity of Syria, for which sacrifices of civilians and military personnel have been provided.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed that he agreed with his US counterpart Barack Obama on a joint statement in the framework of International Syria Support Group to stop the military operations in the country.
US Department of State announced a Russian-US agreement on a statement that includes "plans to stop the military operations in Syria which exclude Daesh and al-Nusra and al-Qaeda terrorist groups."
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