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Egypt urges Syria opposition factions to cease fire

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Egypt on Sunday called on Syrian opposition factions to declare a cease-fire with a view to implementing the "de-escalation zones" agreement, Anadolu Agency reports.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry welcomed a cease-fire declaration by the Syrian regime in the southwestern Daraa city on Saturday.

It said the "de-escalation zones" agreement would be a step towards a "permanent and comprehensive cease-fire all across Syria".

The statement reiterated calls for finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict and preserving the country's territorial integrity.

In early May, Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed in the Kazakh capital, Astana, to establish "de-escalation zones" in war-torn Syria.

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