Syrian government accepts halt to 'combat operations'

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Posted: Feb 23, 2016 5:03 AM

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The Syrian government said on Tuesday it accepted a halt to "combat operations" in line with a U.S.-Russian plan and said it would coordinate with Russia to decide which groups and areas would be included.

The Syrian government said in a statement it stressed the importance of sealing the borders and halting foreign support to armed groups, and "preventing these organizations from strengthening their capabilities or changing their positions, in order to avoid what may lead to wrecking this agreement".

(Reporting by Kinda Makieh; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Andrew Heavens)