Cease-fire in Syria
An agreement with Russia lead to a Monday cease-fire in Syria.(Photo by Omar Haj Kadour/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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The agreement is set to go into effect on Monday night, coinciding with the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Both Assad’s forces and rebels would halt attacks, while the U.S. and Russia would join forces against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria.
With Iran’s endorsement, the agreement is now backed by Assad and all key allies of the Syrian government: Moscow, Tehran, and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
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