Syria government 'agrees to Eid al-Adha ceasefire'
24 October 2012 Last updated at 21:50 BST
Syria's government and most opposition groups have agreed to a ceasefire during this weekend's Eid al-Adha holiday, the UN's peace envoy has said.
Lakhdar Brahimi said he hoped to use the lull in fighting to "discuss a longer and more effective ceasefire".
However, Syria's foreign ministry said the truce had not been agreed, and it would announce a decision on Thursday.
In the meantime, a car bomb exploded in Damascus killing six people.
Jon Leyne reports from Cairo