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Jordan FM says work with Russia, Syria for ceasefire in Daraa

 

Jordan announced Friday that it was working with all parties, including Russia and the Syrian opposition, to cease fire in Daraa, south of Damascus.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said in a press statement that "Amman is cooperating with all parties concerned, including Russia and the Syrian opposition, to secure a ceasefire in southern Syria".

Safadi said that "the Jordanian government sees its priority in the cease-fire and the protection of Syrian civilians and ensure their security within their homeland."

A Jordanian official said earlier Friday that there were "confirmed reports" about a ceasefire in southern Syria that could lead to reconciliation between the conflicting parties.

"It is expected that this truce will lead to reconciliation in the region between government forces and opposition factions," the official said in an interview with Reuters.

For more than 10 days, Daraa has witnessed an intensive air and ground offensive by the regime and its allies.

 

The regime and its loyalist factions have advanced in the eastern countryside of Daraa, where they have taken control of the villages of Basra al-Hariri and Nakhta in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

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