The US and Russia have reached a draft agreement on the cessation of hostilities between the Syrian government and opposition groups.

The proposal on Monday calls on all sides to sign up to the agreement by midday on Friday February 26 and to cease hostilities by midnight the following day.

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Al Jazeera’s diplomatic editor, James Bays, reporting from New York, said high-level sources from a number of countries had confirmed that an agreement between the co-chairs of the taskforce, Russia and the US, had been reached.

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“Clearly they’ll have to get all the warring parties to sign up to it but there have been days of negotiation about how this will work,” Bays said.

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“I understand an announcement will come from the US Secretary of State John Kerry in the near future.”


Source Aljazeera

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