A Syrian soldier guards a checkpoint on the outskirts of Raqa, on February 19, 2016
A Syrian soldier guards a checkpoint on the outskirts of Raqa, on February 19, 2016 © - AFP/File
A Syrian soldier guards a checkpoint on the outskirts of Raqa, on February 19, 2016
AFP
Last updated: February 23, 2016

Syrian regime accepts ceasefire deal

Banner Icon The Syrian government on Tuesday accepted the terms of a ceasefire deal announced by the United States and Russia, according to a foreign ministry statement seen by AFP.

The statement said the government would stop armed operations but would "continue counter-terrorism efforts" against the Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda and affiliated groups.

IS and Al-Qaeda were excluded from the ceasefire agreement announced on Monday.

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