U.S. officials announce the United States and Russia have agreed to a proposal that would create a cease-fire in Syria starting Saturday

FILE - In this June 5, 2014, file photo, a man rides a bicycle through a devastated part of Homs, Syria. From the three-year-old boy who washed ashore on a Turkish beach to the 71 migrants who suffocated in a truck in Austria to the daily scenes of chaos unfolding in European cities as governments try to halt a human tide heading north. There is no let up to the horrors that Syria’s civil war keeps producing. Syria’s brutal conflict, now in its fifth year, has touched off the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. About 250,000 people have been killed and more than one million wounded since March 2011, according to U.N. officials. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File)




The officials stated Monday that the two sides have agreed to these terms and conditions for the “cessation of hostilities,” as they describe it.

The truce excludes attacks to the ISIS group and also the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s local affiliate.

A statement expected after Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin speak about the matter on the phone

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