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Syrian government, SDF trade accusations of violations of Russian-mediated cease-fire

No sooner had an agreement been reached between the Syrian regime and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces to lift the mutual sieges imposed in northeast Syria that accusations were traded about violations of the Russian-sponsored deal.

ALEPPO, Syria — The Syrian regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria reached  a Russian-mediated agreement Feb. 2 to end a 20-day siege in Hasakah and Aleppo amid rising tensions between the two parties.

The agreement raised several questions about whether the two parties would abide by it and if its provisions met the demands of the SDF. 

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