A conditional ceasefire to end the bombing in Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib has been agreed upon after two days of negotiations in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan.
Syrian government airstrikes halted on Friday but ground fire killed at least one person in a government-held village near President Bashar al-Assad’s family hometown of Qardaha, state media and opposition activists said.
According to the final statement of the 13th round of Astana Talks (named after the previous name of the Kazakhstan capital), the parties agreed to implement the Sochi agreement.
The reports said the rebels would have to retreat 20 kilometres from demilitarised areas around the stronghold that were agreed to under the ceasefire deal reached last September in Sochi.
They were also required to withdraw their heavy weapons from the