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Over 50 People Work at Truce Center at Russia's Airbase in Syria

Sputnik News

20:32 24.02.2016

More than 50 people are involved in the operations of the reconciliation coordination center in Syria at the Russian Hmeymim airbase, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The center was created on Tuesday, following the announcement of an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria between the country's government forces and armed opposition groups starting from February 27 by Russia and the United States.

According to the deal, military action, including airstrikes conducted by Syria, Russia and the US-led coalition will continue against Daesh, al-Nusra Front, as well as other UN-designated terrorist groups.

'This center includes more than 50 people and consists of five functional units: a group for analysis and planning, a group for negotiating, a group for agreements and cooperation with foreign organizations, a group for information support, a group for providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population,' ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

The Hmeymim base is the centerpiece of the Russian aerial campaign in Syria against terrorists which started on September 30, 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.


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