At 12:00 local time in the South-West of Syria entered into force the agreement on cease-fire. It applies to the province of Daraa, Quneitra, and Suwayda, including on the territory adjacent to the Israeli and Jordanian borders.
Agreement between supporters and opponents of the regime was reached under the mediation of Russia, USA and Jordan. Note that previous attempts to cease hostilities in these provinces was short-lived.
«We are pleased with the willingness of the parties to cease fire. The USA is still striving to defeat the «Islamic state», the settlement of the Syrian conflict to end the suffering of the population and the return of refugees», — said Advisor to the President for national security Herbert McMaster.
July 8 during a press conference in Hamburg the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the efforts to establish a zone of de-escalation in the South West of Syria and Israel connected. On the eve of departure to Hamburg he had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
«Now we need to agree on what are exactly the boundaries of these zones, how will you ensure safety in these areas. It is very hard, at first glance, even tedious, but very important and responsible job», — said the Russian leader.