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The Kremlin first deployed its troops to Syria in September 2015, and had begun a withdrawal in March 2016
A delegation from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry headed to Geneva to monitor the talks
According to the agreement, the regime troops and its allies will halt any military action against the moderate opposition and vice versa
The UN has named January 25 as the day for representatives of the Syrian regime and opposition to begin international talks aimed to end the war. Questions over the fate of Assad and rebel groups to be invited remain.