Assad Regime Agrees to Syria Peace Deal

Russia-USA Tensions Spillover to Syria
  • Syria’s regime agreed to a ceasefire deal announced by the United States and Russia. But there were widespread doubts it could take effect by the weekend as hoped.
  • The agreement does not apply to jihadists such as the Islamic State group and the al-Nusra Front.
  • This puts up major hurdles to how it can be implemented on Syria’s complex battlefield.