Syria regime agrees to Eastern Ghouta ceasefire: UN envoy

 28 Nov 2017 - 16:23

Syria regime agrees to Eastern Ghouta ceasefire: UN envoy
Syrians walk through the rubble down a street filled with destroyed buildings, in the aftermath of reported bombardment by government forces in the rebel-held besieged town of Arbin, in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus, during an air strike on November 27, 2017. / AFP / ABDULMONAM EASSA

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Geneva: Syria's government agreed on Tuesday to a ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, following days of heavy bombardment, the United Nations envoy to the war-ravaged country said. 

"Russia has proposed and the government has accepted a ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta," Staffan de Mistura told reporters in Geneva, where an eighth round of peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian conflict was getting underway.