Syria Accepts US-Russia Ceasefire Deal, Vows to Continue Targeting Terrorists

Damascus backs Moscow-Washington-brokered "cessation of hostilities" between Syrian forces and armed opposition groups

An official foreign ministry source on Tuesday announced that the Syrian government will accept a Russia-US ceasefire deal, but says Damascus will continue its fight against terrorists like the Islamic State group and Nusra Front.

The source added that the Syrian government will continue its coordination with Russia in an effort to identify the areas and armed groups that are to be included in the ceasefire, which is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 27.

Syria, the source added, also stressed the importance of securing borders, halting support for armed groups and “preventing these organizations from boosting their capabilities or changing their positions as to avoid anything that may undermine this agreement.”

The source asserted that the Syrian government retains the right of its armed forces to retaliate to any violation committed by armed groups against the Syrian citizens or its armed forces.

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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