Brahimi: Syrian Govt Agrees to Eid Ceasefire
According to reports, the Syrian government has agreed to a ceasefire during the holiday of Eid al-Adha. U.N. Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters in Cairo that most opposition factions had also said they would observe the truce, and the government is poised to make its final decision on Thursday, though it has not made an official announcement yet. ”If we succeed with this modest initiative, a longer ceasefire can be built on it, and the launch of a political process,” Brahimi said. He did not elaborate on the details of how the truce would be monitored.