Syrian Army Extends Truce in Damascus, Eastern Ghouta for 48 Hours

Syrian army extends truce around the capital and Eastern Ghouta suburbs but refuses to include Aleppo as intense fighting continues

The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced on Monday that the truce in Damascus and the Eastern Ghouta suburb will be extended for another 48 hours.

In a press statement, the General Command said that the truce will be extended for 48 hours so that terrorist groups and their backers cannot exploit the deal to target civilians.

On Sunday, the General Command announced that the truce in Damascus and Eastern Ghouta will be extended for 24 more hours in order to preserve the cessation of hostilities agreement.

Armed groups have breached the cessation of hostilities agreement more than 470 times since it came into effect on February 27, with most of these violations taking place in Aleppo city, as well as the Damascus and Lattakia countryside, according to the Russian Coordination Center.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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