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Jordan king hopes for bigger Syria ceasefire

Jordan’s King Abdullah said Tuesday (August 29th) he hopes that a recent ceasefire in southern Syria will spread to other parts of the country to lead to a negotiated peace, AFP reported.

The kingdom shares a border of more than 370 kilometers with Syria, where more than 330,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since its conflict broke out in 2011.

A ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the US in the southern Syrian provinces of Daraa, Quneitra and Suweida has largely held since it entered into force July 9th.

"In Syria, we hope that the ceasefire in the south-west will be replicated elsewhere in the country, easing the way for a political solution that guarantees the country's territorial integrity and ends the bloodshed," Abdullah said during a visit to Canada at a press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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