U.S. and Russia make deal on Syria ceasefire

Three US officials say the United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Politico reports.

This marks a new level for the U.S. in trying to resolve the civil war in Syria. Details about the agreement and mode of implementation were not immediately available, but the cease-fire will take effect Sunday at noon Damascus time.

According to the officials, Jordan and Israel are part of the agreement The two U.S. allies share a border with the southern part of Syria and have been concerned the violence from Syria would spill over the border.

The U.S. and Russia are pushing opposite sides in Syria’s war, with Russia supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad and U. S supporting rebels who have been fighting Assad.

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