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Syrian army, rebels voice abidance by ceasefire during feast holiday amid rejection from extremists (2)

(Xinhua)

08:17, October 26, 2012

Another al-Qaida-linked group, al-Nusra Front, has also reportedly rejected the truce.

The cease-fire proposal was put forward by the UN-Arab League ( AL) joint special representative to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, who said Wednesday that the Syrian government accepted his proposal for a cease-fire during the holiday.

"If the cease-fire initiative could succeed, other measures would be built on it and the cease-fire would be implemented on a wider scale and within a complete political process," Brahimi said.

The UN Security Council on Wednesday welcomed the truce initiative, and called on "all regional and international actors to use their influence on the parties concerned to facilitate the implementation of the cease-fire and cessation of violence."

Still, with the rejection of the extremist groups that have totally different agendas far from yearning to democracy and freedom, the prospects of the cease-fire seem slim.


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