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Partial 48-hour ceasefire announced in Syrian city

Partial 48-hour ceasefire announced in Syrian city

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June 17 (UPI) -- The Syrian army declared a two-day ceasefire in the southern city of Daraa beginning Saturday as part of "local reconciliations" in the nation's six-year civil war, state-run media reported.In a statement posted online and reported by the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency, the army, under the command of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, stopped combat operations in the area at noon local time Saturday for a period of 48 hours."The Syrian government is keen on consolidating local reconciliations in parallel with army's operations to eradicate takfiri terrorism and restore security and stability to all Syrian territories," the army said, using the Arabic word for Muslim terrorists who target other Muslims.The multilateral conflict includes Alawite Muslims loyal to Assad and ...