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Syrian army announces 72-hour nationwide ceasefire

AFPAFP 6/07/2016 Joseph Eid
Syrian soldiers patrol in the town of al-Qaryatain, in the province of Homs, on April 4, 2016 © Provided by AFP Syrian soldiers patrol in the town of al-Qaryatain, in the province of Homs, on April 4, 2016

The Syrian army said Wednesday it would observe a 72-hour ceasefire across the country, in an announcement coinciding with the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

"A 'regime of silence' will be applied across all territory of the Syrian Arab Republic for 72 hours from 1:00 pm (1000 GMT) on July 6," the army said in a statement republished by official media.

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