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AFP: Envoy says Syria, most rebels agree to truce

DAMASCUS — Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday that Syria and “most” rebel chiefs have agreed to a truce this week, boosting hopes of a breakthrough in the conflict, but the main armed opposition group was skeptical.

Syria said it was studying the UN-Arab League envoy’s initiative for a four-day ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and would announce its decision on Thursday, the day before it is supposed to take effect.

“The Syrian government has agreed to a ceasefire” during Eid, Brahimi said, adding “most” rebel leaders contacted said they also would observe it.

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