Syrian army declares seven-day ceasefire

BEIRUT - The Syrian army said a seven-day "calm" would be applied across Syria starting at 7 p.m. (1600 GMT) on Monday, confirming its acceptance of a ceasefire agreement brokered by the United States and Russia.
An army statement reported by state TV said the army reserved the right to respond decisively "using all forms of fire to any violation by the armed groups".
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