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Syria army to adhere to ceasefire over Eid al-Adha

  • Syria's military has agreed to observe a four-day ceasefire for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

    The truce was proposed by United Nations and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who hopes it may lead to a peace process.

    Brahimi has traveled extensively across the Middle East over the past two weeks to push his plan. On Wednesday, he won the support of the UN Security Council.

    He said most opposition groups would support the truce, although some rebels had expressed doubt over the chances of the ceasefire working.

    On Thursday, a statement from the Syrian armed forces said: "Military operations will cease across the entire Syrian territory as of 6am on 26 October until 29 October.”

    However, it added that the army reserved the right to retaliate against rebel attacks.