Reuters: Syrian military declares 72-hour truce across country, but fighting continues
The Syrian military declared a three-day ceasefire across the whole of the country on Wednesday and although fighting and air attacks continued, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed hope a more significant truce could be achieved.
The truce is the first to be declared country-wide since the one brokered by foreign powers in February to facilitate talks to end the five-year-old civil war. This has mostly unraveled.
Wednesday's ceasefire covers the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. There was no indication that it had been agreed with any of the myriad groups opposing the government.
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