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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
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