Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Syrian Army Declares A Unilateral 72-Hour Eid al-Fitr Truce

BBC: Syria conflict: Army declares 72-hour Eid al-Fitr truce

The Syrian military has unilaterally declared a 72-hour truce covering the whole country, state media report.

The "regime of calm" began at 01:00 on Wednesday (22:00 GMT on Tuesday) and will last until midnight on Friday.

A number of rebel groups have said they will respect the truce, which covers the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr.

Earlier, President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance outside the capital, Damascus, attending Eid prayers in the devastated city of Homs.

Large parts of Homs were once controlled by rebel forces, but for the past two years they have been confined to one besieged suburb.

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More News On The Syrian Army Declaring A Unilateral 72-Hour Eid al-Fitr Truce

Syrian army, rebels agree to 72-hour Eid truce, but fighting continues -- Reuters
Syrian regime declares national truce for Muslim holiday -- AP
Syrian army declares 72-hour ceasefire amid Eid al-Fitr festival -- The Guardian
Syria declares unilateral three-day cease-fire in civil war -- USA Today
Syrian army begins unilateral cease-fire to observe end of Ramadan -- UPI
Syria's Military Declares Three-Day Nationwide Cease-Fire -- Newsweek
72 hour ceasefire declared in Syria -- Al Arabiya
Free Syrian Army agrees to Eid ceasefire, but alleges government violations -- Reuters

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