A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict, got off to a shaky start after midnight on Friday, in the latest attempt to end nearly six years of bloodshed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said an agreement has been reached on a Syria ceasefire, with Russia and Turkey to act as guarantors.
According to the agreement, Russia is expected to serve as guarantor of regimes compliance, while Turkey would guarantee commitment by rebel groups.
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