Govt declares 3-day ceasefire
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.