MESOP NEWS “THE RESULTS UP TODAY” – Putin Confirms Syrian Cease-Fire Deal Reached


WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA) –  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups reached a cease-fire deal (Sputnik), adding that measures to monitor the truce and begin peace negotiations were also agreed upon. A spokesman for the opposition Syrian National Coalition (AP) confirmed its support for the truce.

This CFR Backgrounder explains who’s who among Syria’s warring parties.