What We Know About the Syrian Ceasefire Announced by Putin
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]