Jordan says ceasefire agreed in southern Syria – report

A Jordanian official source cited on Friday “confirmed reports” of a ceasefire in southern Syria that would lead to “reconciliation” between the opposition and government forces. The source did not elaborate further on the reports of an agreement in the territory where Syrian government forces have been waging an offensive to regain rebel-held territory since last week, Reuters said. It also quoted Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Iran-backed Hezbollah, a key Damascus ally, as saying on Friday that a “very big victory” was near in south Syria. An army offensive has reportedly made rapid gains against insurgents in the area.