A Syrian army soldier takes a picture of the Euphrates river in al-Bugilia, north of Deir al-Zor, Syria September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
DAMASCUS - 22 September 2017: UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Friday underlined the necessity to start a political process in Syria after the sixth round of Astana talks on Syria.
Two main strongholds of Daesh terrorist group in Deir Ezzor and al Rakkah cities are about to be fully recaptured, Russia Today channel reported, quoting Mistura as saying.
Agreements aiming at deescalation in Syria have been reached, Mistura added.