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Bashar al-Assad days 'numbered' - Report

The days of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power are numbered, especially after he was informed from Russia to be ready for stepping down and choosing his upcoming destination, experts told the Baghdad Post.

The Russians reassured Bashar that they will protect him and his family from going into prison and bringing them into justice for the genocide crimes that he committed in Syria, the experts said. 

Also, they assured him of providing a safe shelter, according to the experts. 

The experts revealed that the Syrian leader was filled with anger when he was notified of the Russian-Turkish ceasefire agreement, without seeking his opinion and Iran as well.   

Therefore, he declined to comment on the agreement, the experts noted.

The Russian-Turkish agreement outline stipulate that President Bashar al-Assad should not stay in power more then six months at most to allow for new presidential elections in which the opposition can vote in and the Syrian people can choose their new leader away from any member of the Alawites, the experts uncovered.

Earlier, Turkey and Russia have agreed on a proposal for a general ceasefire in Syria and will aim to put it into effect by midnight on Wednesday night, Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu has said.

But he still insisted that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must eventually go, a precondition for talks that Russia has always opposed.

Russia and Turkey are in constant contact on the possible talks on the Syrian settlement in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

"Indeed, constant contacts with the Turkish colleagues are held to discuss various modes of a possible dialogue that is planned in Astana. All this is in line of searching for political settlement in Syria," Peskov said.

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday that a ceasefire plan had been submitted to Syria's rival parties and could come into force as soon as midnight 22:00 GMT.

Citing a source who requested anonymity, Anadolu said "terrorist organisations" would be excluded from the deal.

Last Modified: Thursday، 29 December 2016 12:36 AM