Russia, Rebels Revive Cease-Fire Deal in Homs, Hama Countrysides

Deal is the second attempt of its kind to end fighting in the area after Syrian government forces breached a similar deal weeks ago

Opposition negotiators in the countryside of Homs and Hama said a new cease-fire deal was reached on Wednesday which will include the opening of humanitarian corridors after two weeks of escalating clashes.

Syrian activists published on social media a copy of the deal between the Russian delegation and senior rebel commanders in the besieged countryside of Homs.

The rebel-held northern countryside of Homs has endured to heavy aerial and ground bombardment despite the implementation of the de-escalation zone deal.

The Russians have also agreed to pressure the Syrian government to release 12,000 detainees, including women and children, from northern Homs.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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