US and Russia announce plans for Syria ceasefire

Q.  Russia and which other country announced plan to end hostilities in Syria?
- Published on 24 Feb 16

a. UK
b. US
c. EU
d. None of the above

ANSWER: US
 
The ceasefire is to begin on February 27 and in a joint statement, the 2 nations held that agreement will not apply to 'Daesh', also known as the Islamic State (IS), 'Jabhat al-Nusra', or other terrorist organisations designated by the UNSC. Any group engaged in conflicts in Syria will indicate to Russia or the US their commitment to and acceptance of the terms for the cessation of hostilities by no later than 12.00 (Damascus time) on February 27, said the joint statement issued by the State Department.

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