Syrian army says to halt operations from Friday morning

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 11:33pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 11:33pm
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The Syrian military has agreed to halt military operations from Friday morning for the Muslim holiday weekend but reserves the right to respond to rebel attacks, the army announced.

“Military operations will cease on Syrian territory as of Friday morning, until Monday the 29th,” the army said in a statement read on state television Thursday. “(The military) reserves the right to respond to continuing attacks on civilians and government forces by armed groups.”