SyriaSyrian ceasefire, what does it actually mean……? By KGSaccess_time4 years agochat_bubble_outline1 HATCHET BURIED? What do we know about the Syria ceasefire, how will it affect Aleppo and does it mean the Syrian civil war is over? Vladimir Putin announces truce deal agreed between Syrian government and various rebel groups fighting against it BY TOM MICHAEL 29th December 2016, 4:07 pm FOR the first time in a long while, the world has been given cause for cautious optimism over the catastrophic war in Syria. Vladimir Putin has announced that a nation-wide ceasefire deal has been agreed between the government and rebel forces across the country. Turkey’s foreign ministry also confirmed the news that warring parties had agreed to cease – or at least pause – hostilities. But several previous attempts have been made to resolve the conflict peacefully. There have been two other ceasefires this year alone, both mediated by Russia and the US. None have succeeded in stopping the slaughter, with repeated breaches causing the truces to break down as all sides blamed each other. So what do we know about the latest ceasefire? How will it affect the war-torn city of Aleppo? And does this mean the Syrian civil war is finally at an end? More here.