Syrian opposition hopes Russia-US deal will aid civilians

September 10, 2016 8:13 AM

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BEIRUT — The main Syrian opposition umbrella group says it hopes a new U.S.-Russian agreement will be enforced in order to ease the suffering of civilians.

Basma Kodmani, of the High Negotiations Committee, tells The Associated Press that Russia should pressure President Bashar Assad’s government to abide by the agreement reached early Saturday.

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