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    'Silent' Period Across Syria Extended Until July 12

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    The Syrian army command announced the extension of the "silent period" across the country until July 12, local SANA news agency reported Saturday.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, the Syrian armed forces announced a 72-hour "silent period" throughout the country until Friday. The period of truce coincided with the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    Despite the declared silence regime in Syria, the shelling of residential areas of Aleppo for the past two days left 44 civilians dead and over 300 wounded, according to a source in city's central hospital.

    In recent weeks, the situation in Aleppo and surrounding areas has deteriorated, as various militant groups, including al-Nusra Front have been shelling the city.


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