The Syria Ceasefire Begins: Map of Affected Areas

The ceasefire begins today. According to reports, it's off to a good start

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The ceasefire in Syria has begun, and it seems to be holding. According to the Guardian:

A fragile, temporary and partial cessation of hostilities has come into force in Syria after 97 fighting groups, as well as the Syrian government and Russian air force, signed up to a ceasefire.

A monitoring group said early on Saturday that fighting appeared to have stopped across most of western Syria

To be clear, because ISIS and Al-Nusra control such a larger portion of Syria, the ceasefire only applies to small (but critical) conflict zones. The areas affected by the ceasefire are in blue:

The ceasefire only applies to small, but important areas of engagement
The ceasefire only applies to small, but important areas of engagement

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