Syrian army declares temporary, nationwide truce

July 6, 2016 9:49 AM

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DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria's military has declared a unilateral, three-day cease-fire for the entire country. The announcement comes at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

State media say the cease-fire began on Wednesday and is to last until midnight Friday.

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