Syria regime, Kurds agree Hasakeh truce after Russia mediation

Fighting between a pro-government militia and Kurdish forces in the Syrian city of Hasakeh has left at least 43 people dead including 27 civilians since Wednesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human RightsRegime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed to a truce in the flashpoint Syrian city of Hasakeh on Sunday after two days of Russian mediation efforts, a military source told AFP. The northeastern city has been rocked by deadly clashes between US-backed Kurdish forces and fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad since Wednesday. By Sunday, the Russian-mediated negotiations reached an agreement, a Syrian military source told AFP.

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