Ceasefire still an unachieved dream to Syrians with advent of Eid

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“We welcome any ceasefire,” activist Kareem Lailah told Al Arabiya. “I wish this truce can be followed word for word as it will save 400 lives in these four days of Eid… but I highly doubt the Syrian army will honor their statement, especially airstrikes.” Lailah said the Free Syrian Army assured its commitment to abide by the truce in completely halting military actions as well as freezing any relocation of tanks and military bases.

Other citizens reject the idea of ceasefire because they portray it as an alternative way to provide the Syrian army with time to collect more weapons and deploy more militias in areas they believe could be under attack after Eid.

“In general, the Syrian army never followed any plan, an example of that is when Kofi Anan imposed ceasefire during Eid al Fitr, the regime fired its weapons in Homs within hours after sunrise,” a Syrian activist who preferred to be called Abu Kodama, told Al Arabiya.

“Even if we ceasefire, this is only a temporary relief to a very complex and bloody situation we are in,” explained Zeina, who did not want to reveal her full name. “To be quiet honest, the situation in itself is a joke… each side is playing chess with the other and everyone set rules to the game and want the game to go according to their rules as we watch Syrians’ blood wasted left and right,” explained Zeina with rage.

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