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Oct
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Friday 13th
posted by Morning Star in World

THREE Western-backed rebel groups signed a Russian-Egyptian brokered truce in the southern suburbs of Damascus yesterday.

But Egypt’s official Mena news agency said the deal with the Army of Islam, Jaysh al-Ababil and Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis — allied to Palestine’s Hamas — did not include the Syrian government.

The agreement covers the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, split between the Western-backed factions and Isis.

On Wednesday, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem called Turkey’s incursion into Idlib province to support the Free Syrian Army “illegal.”

“Any measure that is not co-ordinated with the Syrian government is an act of aggression,” he said.

And he said the Kurdish YPG militia that won international admiration through its heroic defence of Kobane against Isis, was “drunk on US assistance and support. But they need to understand that this assistance won’t last forever.”




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