The Syrian government and the main elements of the rebel opposition have announced their conditional acceptance of a ceasefire proposed by both the United States and Russia. This agreement will reportedly take effect on Saturday, the 27th of February.

Though the international community hopes this draws the sides closer to the Geneva negotiations, there is some uncertainty as to the details behind this newest agreement. According to a report by Hassan Ammar from the Associated Press, the five-page plan “leaves open how breaches of the ceasefire will be identified or punished.”

Ammar states that this truce would not cover groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda (also known as the al-Nusra Front), and other groups labeled as terrorist organizations.

The Syrian Civil War has dragged on for over five years now, and has gone through its share of conditional ceasefires. Meanwhile, it continues to ensnare dozens of countries and has caused the displacement of millions of civilians who have flooded neighboring countries, as well as Europe and the U.S., with refugees—stirring emotions and providing a back door for potential terrorists looking for ways to exact their violent plots against the civilized world. In addition, this conflict has renewed tensions between the U.S. and her Cold War arch enemy, the pseudo-democratic state of Russia. Some are concerned that this could quickly spin out of control, repeating the alliance-led catastrophe that became World War I.