Russia and the United States have agreed to a ceasefire in Southern Syria starting from tomorrow.

While announcing in Hamburg, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russian, American and Jordanian experts agreed on a memorandum of understanding to create a de-escalation zone” in the regions of Daraa, Quneitra and Sweida.

The agreement includes areas that have seen Israel retaliate for stray fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan heights from recent clashes between Syrian regime forces and rebel fighters.

Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, has been engaged in talks with Turkey and Iran over four so-called de-escalation zones in the war-torn country.

Negotiations in Astana this week failed to reach an agreement on the policing and precise borders of the zones.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the agreement.

Tillerson said it showed the united states and Russia were able to work together in Syria and that they would continue to do so.

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