There is a fresh but tentative hope for a cessation hostilities Syria. The United States, Russia and Syria have signed an agreement to collectively target the group known ISIS. Their joint declaration will come effect on Monday. There is mixed reaction around the world to the latest initiative due to the failures previous attempts halting the fighting over the past few years. Even with the new 10-day truce being literally hours away, the bombs continued to rain in areas the capital Damascus. Syrian government air strikes ISIS-held areas reportedly killed least 82 people the weekend. At least 45 people died strikes on Aleppo.
Most the major players the Syrian conflict responded positively to the new ceasefire, despite the strained relations Russia and the USA. An American official said: "This remains…the most promising way that we see front of us to try to get this terrible situation a better place." US Secretary of State John Kerry said: "It is an opportunity and not more than that until it becomes a reality." Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the US and Russia had agreed zones which joint "strikes against terrorists" would be conducted. Turkey and the European Union welcomed it but warned that further action was needed. There has been no official reaction Iran.