Syria government “agrees to Eid al-Adha ceasefire”..no they havent
Syria’s government and most opposition groups have agreed to a ceasefire during this weekend’s Eid al-Adha holiday, the UN’s peace envoy has said.
Lakhdar Brahimi said he hoped to use the lull in fighting to “discuss a longer and more effective ceasefire”.
However, Syria’s foreign ministry said the truce had not been agreed, and it would announce a decision on Thursday.
Rebels were split over the ceasefire plan, with one jihadist group saying it would not observe it.
The al-Nusra Front, a shadowy group that says it has carried out several high-profile bomb attacks, said it would not be tricked into playing “filthy games”.
The main armed rebel group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said any ceasefire observed by the government would be reciprocated.
But the group’s Gen Mustafa al-Sheikh added: “It is impossible that the regime will implement the truce, even if it says it will.”
Eid al-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as proof of obedience to God.
this is not happening.. firstly assad has not agreed to it..secondly the FSA has not agreed to it..dealing with a few splinter groups is not the FSA..they might get a few days they will call a ceasefire but on the ground nothing will change really..