Syrian opposition accepts truce with some conditions • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Syrian opposition accepts truce with some conditions

The main umbrella for Syrian opposition and rebel groups says it “agrees to a temporary truce” as long as the main opposition’s demands are met.

The High Negotiations Committee says in a statement issued after its meeting in Saudi Arabia late Monday that it “has given its acceptance of international efforts for a cessation of hostilities in Syria.”

The announcement came hours after the United States and Russia agreed on a new cease-fire for Syria that will take effect Saturday.

The HNC says “acceptance of the truce is conditional” to the Syrian government ending its siege of 18 rebel-held areas, releasing detainees and the cessation of aerial and artillery bombardment.

Indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and HNC collapsed on Feb. 3, because of a large-scale government offensive.