3 Syrian rebel groups agree to Damascus truce:
Three Syrian opposition factions have agreed to cease-fire in southern Damascus under an agreement brokered by Egypt and Russia, officials said. The deal does not specify the area, but the groups control a pocket south of Damascus that is near areas held by the Islamic State. The agreement would allow for humanitarian access but would not involve the relocation of militants or residents. Egypt’s state-run news agency said the deal does not include the Syrian government.