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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