Report: Syrian Ceasefire for Eid

    In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 photo, a Syrian doctor sleeps in the waiting room of Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. With death lurking around every corner, the survival instincts of Aleppo's population are being stretched to the limit every day as the battle between Syria's rebels and the regime of President Bashar Assad for the country's largest city stretches through its fourth destructive month. Residents in the rebel-held neighborhoods suffering the war's brunt tell tales of lives filled with fear over the war in their streets, along with an ingenuity and resilience in trying to keep their shattered families going. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

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    An international mediator said Wednesday that the Syrian government has agreed to a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday Eid ul-Adha, which starts on Thursday. Lakdar Brahimi said some Syrian rebel groups had agreed to the truce in principal. Meanwhile, a senior Russian general said the Syrian rebels have U.S.-made weapons, including surface-to-air missiles. Russia is the biggest supplier of arms to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Syrian artillery gunners on Tuesday shelled a packed bakery in Aleppo, killing at least 20 and wounding more than 30.

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