BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey has welcomed a Syrian cease-fire set to come into effect at midnight.
The Foreign Ministry says groups regarded as terror organizations by the U.N. Security Council will be excluded from the cease-fire, in which Turkey and Russia will act as guarantors.
It was apparently referring to the Islamic State group and the al-Qaida-linked Fatah al-Sham Front.
t says the government and the opposition have agreed to halt attacks, including aerial attacks, and not to expand territories under their control in a way that would be detrimental to each other.
Turkey and Russia would closely follow the situation on the ground to ensure the cease-fire holds. The statement calls on all sides wielding influence on the warring parties to provide the necessary support to halt hostilities.