08-12-2021 09:34 AM Jerusalem Timing

Calm Prevails in Syria as Ceasefire Comes into Effect

Calm Prevails in Syria as Ceasefire Comes into Effect

Calm has prevailed across the Syrian cities after ceasefire sponsored by UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan came into effect by Thursday morning

syria tanksCalm has prevailed across the Syrian cities after ceasefire sponsored by UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan came into effect by Thursday morning.

Media reported calm in all regions on Thursday morning.
"An hour after the ultimatum expired, the situation is calm in all regions," said Rami Abdel Rahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Annan's plan calls for the withdrawal of forces from urban areas, a halt to fighting, a daily two-hour humanitarian truce, the release of detainees, freedom of movement for journalists and the right to demonstrate.

OPPOSITION CALLS FOR PROTESTS
Meanwhile on Thursday, the so-called opposition called on people to demonstrate against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

"We call on the people to demonstrate and express themselves, because the right to demonstrate is a principle point of the plan", the head of Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun, told AFP referring to Annan’s plan.

Earlier on Wednesday, Syrian government announced it would halt missions by Thursday, warning its armed forces would hit back at any attack by armed forces.

In a letter to Annan, Syria vowed to "cease all military fighting throughout Syrian territory as of 6:00 am".
But the letter reserved the right "to respond proportionately to any attacks carried out by armed terrorist groups”.