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Syrian army confirms "calm" extended around Damascus for 24 hours - state TV

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.