Lakhdar Brahimi: Syria ceasefire for Islamic holiday
The UN and Arab League envoy to Syria says the Syrian government has agreed to abide by a ceasefire during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Lakhdar Brahimi said he had been given the news following a visit to Damascus.
The Syrian opposition has told him that any ceasefire observed by government forces will be reciprocated.
Mr Brahimi has said he wants a truce over Eid al-Adha, which starts on Friday and lasts four days, to "allow a political process to develop".
24 Oct 2012
- From the section Middle East