The Russian Defense Ministry has announced the creation of a coordination center at the Khmeimim airbase that will monitor the ceasefire between the government forces and the opposition in Syria on Feb. 23.Mil.ru
More than 800 members of armed groups in Syria's Daraa Province have laid down their arms and have returned to a peaceful life, the Russian Defense Ministry has reported.
A meeting between the heads of Daraa Province and residents from the localities of Etbaa, al-Samein, Mesmia, Nava, Saida and Nahta was held with Russian representatives' mediation, the ministry said, adding that more than 1,000 people took part in it.
"As a result of this event, 842 members of the groups Jaysh al-Islam, the Free Syrian Army and the al-Yarmouk Brigade signed statements on abandoning the armed fight and returning to a peaceful life," the ministry said in its daily bulletin published on its website.
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