Russian Ministry of Defence spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said that Moscow and Syrian opposition have agreed to create a new de-escalation zone in northern Homs, speaking in the Russian capital, Wednesday.
Konashenkov stated that the parties agreed that on “August 3 starting at 12.00 local time (9:00am GMT), the moderate opposition groups and the forces of the government troops completely stop... Еще the fire with all weapons.” He underlined that the ceasefire agreement did not apply to the Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Jabhat al-Nusra groups.
The spokesperson announced as well that from August 4, Russian military police will establish two checkpoints and three observation points along the contact line of the de-escalation zone.
The third de-escalation zone in Homs includes 84 towns and villages with a total population of over 147,000 people.
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