Professor / Sr. Geopolitical Analyst
A new ceasefire has been declared in Syria. In accordance with the agreement reached by Russia and the United States, from midnight September 12 local time, the ceasefire will go into effect. It will last for 48 hours though it was stated that the ceasefire can be extended. However, most likely it will not bring any significant results.
Late last month, Jabhat al-Nusra (aka, the Al-Nusra Front), Al-Qaida’s Syrian arm, announced that it was severing ties with Al-Qaida and renaming itself Jabhat Al-Fatah Al-Sham (the Front for the Conquest of Syria).