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Syria undecided on ceasefire proposal
 
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pictured in Iran Oct. 2, 2010: The embattled president has reportedly taken refuge in his palace in the coastal city of Latakia after the July 18 bombing.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pictured in Iran Oct. 2, 2010: The embattled president has reportedly taken refuge in his palace in the coastal city of Latakia after the July 18 bombing.
AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

Contrary to U.N. peace envoy Lakhdar Bramini's announcement that Damascus had agreed to a three-day ceasefire during the holiday of Eid al-Adha, the country's military command said Wednesday that it's still considering the proposal. Rebel groups fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad are apparently divided about the proposed ceasefire and sending mixed messages. The prominent Farooq Brigade, which operates out of the battered city of Homs, said it would stop fighting. The Islamist militant Al Nusra Front rejected the truce, saying it does not "play such dirty games." A previous ceasefire agreement in April, under then-U.N. envoy Kofi Annan, collapsed within days.

 

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