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    Militant Syrian Group Rejects Ceasefire

    International peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi attends a press conference at the Arab League headquaraters in Cairo on October 24, 2012. Brahimi said following talks with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi that Syria and "most" rebel chiefs have agreed to a ceasefire during the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha starting at the end of this week.  AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The international peace plan for a four day ceasefire in Syria during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday has hit a roadblock, after an Islamic militant group rejected the proposal Wednesday. The U.N.-Arab League envoy had said earlier that government and rebel leaders had agreed to the truce, which would have begun on Friday. But the extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra, which is fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, said in a statement, “There will be no truce between us and the prideful regime and shedder of the blood of Muslims.” The Syrian government has also now denied agreeing to a ceasefire.

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