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Russia says Syrian army will unilaterally cease fire in Idlib on August 31

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Syrian government forces will unilaterally cease fire in the de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib region on Saturday morning, Russia’s defense ministry was quoted by TASS news agency as saying on Friday.

The ministry also urged armed militant groups in the region to join the ceasefire, according to Interfax news agency. Russia has been the Syrian government’s most powerful supporter in its eight-year-long war with the Syrian opposition.