Homs, Syria Sept, 23, 2017
Russian soldiers guard the location of the meeting between the military delegation formed by the negotiation commission in Homs with the Russian side, Dar Kabira village, middle of Syria.
The meeting discussed the activation of a cease escalation area with international insurances, the setting of a mechanism to confirm the cease fire and also the activation of a hotline to report the violations of loyalist forces. An earlier meeting was held on Sept, 10 between the Russians, the negotiation commission and a government delegation, in which the Russians demanded the opening of Homs - Hama Highway in Central Syria, which was denied until the detainees issue is resolved. The Russian Ministry of Defense declared a truce on Aug, 10, 2017 that includes Homs Province except the areas under ISIS and Hai’at Tahrir Al Sham’s control. The truce was breached by the loyalist forces after few hours.