Syrian army says ceasefire over, vows to fight terrorism

September 19, 2016 18:34

Syria's military on Monday declared the seven-day initial period for a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia over, without indicating whether the truce would be reinstated.

It said in a statement that "terrorist groups", a term the Syrian government uses to refer to all insurgents fighting against it, had failed to commit to any of the provisions of the deal, and had used the ceasefire to rearm whilst violating it 300 times.

It vowed to "continue fulfilling its national duties in fighting terrorism in order to bring back security and stability".

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