Syrian army extends truce for another 72 hours

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Damascus, July 9 (IANS) The general command of the Syrian army announced on Saturday an extension of a recently declared truce for another 72 hours, state news agency SANA reported.

The nationwide ceasefire was initially established for 72 hours on Tuesday, the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr, Xinhua news agency cited the report.

The announcement of the ceasefire didn’t stop the battles in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, where the army was advancing.

It also didn’t stop the rebels from raining down tens of improvised rockets on government-controlled areas in Aleppo, which killed 40 people and wounded over 300 on Friday.

SANA said the new extension will started on Saturday afternoon and will last till Tuesday midnight.

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