Published On: Tue, Feb 23rd, 2016

Russia and United States Agree to Partial Truce in Syria


The Russia and United States both have agreed to partial truce in Syria on 22 February but it will be started at Friday midnight, President Vladimir Putin told on Monday, though Islamic State and al Nusra Front both are not included in truce.


The decision came after the negotiations between the United States and Russia both were gathered at the request of International Syria Support Group. However, both nations have approved an agreement for a possible ceasefire but Putin didn’t announce publicly.


However, the termination of hostilities will go an effect in Syria at 00:00 (Damascus time) on 27 February, 2016 but on terms and conditions which are belong to deal carried out between the Russian and American.

While the Russian President told battling among multiple parties are being done presently in Syria so it needs to be aware to a ceasefire at noon Friday, while it would be explained by the Russian and US-led coalition troops where these organizations have strong hold.

Nonetheless it was also mentioned that the ceasefire has no relation to other Islamist Syria based militant organizations such as al-Nusra Front and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant though those groups who have been fighting in the country for long time they have to bound by the ceasefire on 26 since 26 February afternoon.

The preliminary approval to reach a temporary truce was expressed by the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution, Opposition Forces, and main opposition group in Syria, Putin added.

Nonetheless, thousands people including children have been killed in ongoing civil war in Syria so far and most of them are forced to migrate to European countries. The Russian and US-led coalition troops have determined to remove the name of insurgency at surface of Syria.