14-06-2024 08:35 AM Jerusalem Timing

Syrian Army Declares 72-Hour Nationwide Ceasefire

Syrian Army Declares 72-Hour Nationwide Ceasefire

The Syrian army said Wednesday it was observing a 72-hour ceasefire across the country coinciding with Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The Syrian army said Wednesday it was observing a 72-hour ceasefire across the country coinciding with Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Syrian army"A 'regime of silence' is applied across all territory of the Syrian Arab Republic for 72 hours from 1:00 am on July 6 to midnight on July 8," the army said in a statement republished by official media.

The statement did not specify whether the ceasefire extended to military action against Takfiris such as ISIL or Nusra Front.

A ceasefire between government forces and so-called moderate insurgents  was announced by Russia and the United States in late February but has mostly collapsed amid repeated violations.

The ceasefire coincides with the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan.

Previous attempts to implement ceasefires in Syria have repeatedly failed, as have diplomatic efforts to end a five-year deadly war.