Syrian army to adhere to a ceasefire for holiday

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The Syrian army announced Thursday that it will observe a four-day ceasefire beginning Friday for a Muslim holiday, the BBC reported.

The New York Times reported that the holiday, Id al-Adha, is the most important Muslim holiday of the year.

The New York Times also reported that, if the ceasefire is adhered to, this will be the first time since April 2011 that both sides have said they would at least make an attempt to stop the violence.

The BBC said that the truce was proposed by the UN and by Lakhdar Brahimi, the international envoy of the Arab League.

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