After lengthy negotiations finalized earlier today, Jaish al-Fatah (rebel coalition of Islamist groups) agreed to implement a total ceasefire for Zabadani (Syrian town between Damascus and Lebanon), and the government enclave north of Idlib, Al-Fu’ah and Kafarya.
The ceasefire will begin at midnight and has been agreed to by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah (Lebanese paramilitary), and Iran.
A previous deal over the aforementioned areas had otherwise been brokered by the U.N. in September 2015, but since gradually collapsed.
Government forces at al-Fu’ah and Fafarya say they are consistently targeted by rebel shells while insurgents in Zabadani claim SAA snipers to have disrupted the previous ceasefire.
Nevertheless, the warring parties have agreed to halt hostilities until the 9th of July, marking the end of Ramadan and Eid.
Red Crescent aid convoys will enter the three towns in the upcoming days, according to the agreement.