Govt de­clares 3-day cease­fire

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

The Syr­ian gov­ern­ment has de­clared a uni­lat­eral three­day cease­fire, set to last un­til the end of Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to the state-run news agency SANA.

The an­nounce­ment on Wed­nes­day co­in­cided with the start of the Eid al-Fitr fes­ti­val, mark­ing the end of the Is­lamic holy month of Ra­madan.

A 72-hour “regime of calm” will be ap­plied across the coun­try un­til mid­night on July 8, the Syr­ian army said in a state­ment re­pub­lished in lo­cal me­dia.

There was no in­di­ca­tion the cease­fire had been agreed with any of the groups op­pos­ing the gov­ern­ment.

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