Syrian army reportedly confirms 'calm' extended around Damascus for 24 hours

BEIRUT- The Syrian army on Sunday confirmed a Russian announcement that a "regime of calm" around Damascus had been extended for another 24 hours, state television reported.
The military late on Friday declared a 24-hour lull in fighting in the capital and the Eastern Ghouta region on its outskirts, and a 72-hour lull in the north of coastal province Latakia.
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