MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti) – Syrian clergy from the opposition calls for a five-day ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday, starting on Friday, the Arab online newspaper Elaph reported Tuesday.
"We appeal to the armed forces of the revolution and the regime... asking to cease hostilities throughout the whole of Syrian territory," according to the statement in the newspaper.
The statement called on the Islamic State, Hezbollah and the international coalition to cease hostilities as well.
The Syrian Army has been fighting multiple groups of rebels, including foreign contractors, since March 2011. According to the United Nations, the civil war in Syria has claimed more than 191,000 lives while more than three million Syrians have become refugees and over half of the country's population has been internally displaced since the beginning of the conflict.
Peace talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition broke down in February without tangible results after three weeks of intense negotiations. No date has been set to resume discussions in the near future.