Syria government 'agrees to Eid al-Adha ceasefire'


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

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