To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Syria Cease-Fire in Effect, But Will It Hold?

News Staff : Sep 12, 2016  CBN News

The rebel groups in the country have given mixed messages of commitment and suspect the Assad regime will not keep its word.

(Syria)—[CBN News] A cease-fire [began] in war-torn Syria at sundown Monday. The United States and Russia brokered the truce, the first in months. (Photo: Reuters/via Haaretz)

The ceasefire calls on President Bashar al-Assad to stop all combat air missions targeting rebel forces. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian government air force is the "main driver of civilian causalities."
 
However, the Syrian government will still be allowed to target terror groups linked to al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Officials hope the ceasefire will allow much needed emergency and human aid to enter the country.
 
If the ceasefire holds, Russia and the United States will team up to carry out strikes against Islamic terror targets.
 
However, many have serious concerns about the success of this cease-fire after past failures. The rebel groups in the country have given mixed messages of commitment and suspect the Assad regime will not keep its word.
 
"We don't trust the regime and there are no actions that will be taken in case the regime violates the truce," a representative from the Free Syrian Army told CNN.
 
The truce comes at the end of a bloody weekend.
 
Activists say Syrian government forces were bombing areas in the country's north, just hours ahead of the start the ceasefire.
 
The Local Coordination Committees monitoring group reported airstrikes on the Aleppo neighborhoods and suburbs of Rashiddine, Salihine, and Jazmata.
 
But the U.S. and Russia hope this ceasefire will be a turning point in the five-year-long civil war that has devastated Syria.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

'The End of Girls' and Women's Sports as We Know Them': Divisive Biden Executive Order Pushes Trans Agenda

Biden Hires Man Who Identifies As Woman to Manage America's Health

Republican Files Articles of Impeachment against Joe Biden on His Second Day in Office

National Guard Troops, Who Were Ordered to Take Their Down Time In the Capitol-area Parking Garage, Now Restored to Capitol Following Outrage by Lawmakers

Child Sex-Trafficking Victim SUES Twitter in Federal Court, Says the Site Facilitated His Abuse

First-in-human Implantation of a New Synthetic Cornea a Success, Restoring the Vision of a 78-year-old Grandfather: 'It's My Treasure to Be Able to See'

Christian Astronaut Says Sunrise, Sunset from Outer Space Remind Him of Psalm 30

Israeli Archaeologists Find 'Christ, Born of Mary' Inscribed in Ancient Valley

Biden Admin Eases Israeli Concerns over Its Mideast Policies

Biden's Cabinet Picks: A Helpful List So We Can Intercede for Our Country

Biden Ends Trump's Terror-Travel Ban, Kills Keystone XL Pipeline, and Issues Federal Mask Mandate

[WATCH] Trump Gets Warm Florida Greeting from Supporters after Arriving from DC: 'We Just Wanted to Show Him How Much We Appreciate Him'

PRAY: Antifa in Seattle and Portland Smash Property, Oppose Biden, Police: 'We Are Ungovernable'

Fed Court Strikes Down Obama's 'Transgender Mandate' that Forced Some Doctors to Violate Their Faith

On the 48th Anniversary of Roe, the Supreme Court Will Decide Whether to Hear a Case to Overturn It

Franklin Graham: Why Praying over Politics Makes a Difference

President Trump Calls for Prayer for Incoming Administration, Wishing Them Well: WATCH His Departure Ceremony before Leaving for Florida

President Donald Trump's Farewell Address to the Nation: 'I Want You to Know That the Movement We Started is Only Just Beginning'

Biden and Harris Officially Sworn-in as New President and Vice President

'Where Do We Go from Here?': Dr. James Dobson's Open Letter to Friends, Supporters and Despondent Christians



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com