What We Know About the Syrian Ceasefire Announced by Putin

If it holds, the ceasefire will end the fighting in the more-than-five-year civil war between the Syrian government and rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia and Turkey say Syrian government forces and rebels will begin a truce at midnight on December 30. Other details are thin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the Syrian government and rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad have reached a ceasefire to end the fighting in the more-than-five-year civil war.

Here’s what we know so far about the agreement—and its potential implications:

Who is involved?

The Syrian government and, according to Russia’s defense minister, seven armed groups who command about 60,000 fighters…. [read more]

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