US, Russia agree new Syria truce plan

Source: Dawn

GENEVA: The United States and Russia reached a deal on a new Syrian ceasefire Friday, which, if it holds, could see the first joint military effort by the two powers against religious extremists.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the truce would come into force on Monday, the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eidul Azha.

The two powers back opposite sides of the conflict, with Moscow supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and the US behind a coalition of rebel groups it regards as moderate.

But if Russia is able to pressure Assad to respect the ceasefire for a week, Moscow and Washington will set up a joint coordination unit and begin air strikes against agreed terrorist targets.

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  1. I strongly believe based on God’s words, that as long as Muslim Scholars or leaders (Sunni and Shia) keep hating, judging each other, there is no a permanent peace BETWEEN EXTREMIST WAHABI-SALAFY AND EXTREMIST SHIA ,Both of them are intolerant groups in Islamic world.

    Muslim scholars from both side should learn from the conflict between Catholic and protestant 700 years ago. NOW both sects of Christian can live in peace, harmony and dignity. The main key is that both sects have to accept the differences of faith and respect and love each other–
    Let God judge people faith.—It’s not for us to judge another man’s beliefs.

      • @ Rafiq
        If Muslim Ahmadiyyah do not judge other beliefs, I believe that Muslim Ahmadiyyah can not advocate peace for sure.

        Allah and Prophet Muhammad have said in Al Quran’
        Do not judge other beliefs. let God judge people faith.—It’s not for us to judge another man’s beliefs.

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