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Syrian Army Declares 72-hour Nationwide Cease-Fire

The Syrian army declared a unilateral 72-hour cease-fire across the country Wednesday, coinciding with the festivities that mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.   Referring to a statement by the military, the official media said the cease-fire would be in effect from 1:00 a.m. on July 6 to midnight on July 8, local time.   The statement did not give details whether the cease-fire extended to military action against jihadists, such as Islamic State and the...

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