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Syria says it agrees to Eid ceasefire

Last modified: 25 Oct 2012 18:16

Syria's army command said it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a ceasefire from Friday morning to Monday but saying it reserved the right to respond to rebel attacks and
bombings.

In a statement aired on Syrian state television on Thursday, the military said it would also respond to "terrorist groups trying to reinforce their positions by arming themselves and getting reinforcements" as well as neighbouring countries facilitating the smuggling of fighters across borders during that period.