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CONFIRMED: Syrian ceasefire in place

President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that the ceasefire in Syria negotiated by Turkey and Russia is now formally in place.

Speaking about what this means, the Russian president said: “This agreement we’ve reached is very fragile, as we all understand. It requires special attention and patience, professional attitude, and constant contact with our partners.”

Crucial to this agreement is that it does not include jihadist groups, an ongoing point of contention when Russia and the United States repeatedly tried and failed to broker such an agreement earlier this year.

More details to follow as this story develops.

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