Arab, Muslim states urge truce in Syria for Eid feast
CAIRO (AFP) - The Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation jointly appealed on Tuesday to warring parties in Syria to observe a ceasefire during next week's feast of Eid al-Fitr.
In their statement, the Arab League's Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi and his OIC counterpart Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu appealed for "a ceasefire and a cessation of violence in all its forms for the duration of the holy Eid al-Fitr holiday".
They said such a ceasefire would give "the Syrian people the chance to celebrate this important religious occasion, and to perform its rituals in peace and security".
The road to "a political solution to the crisis that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people... remains riddled with obstacles", the statement said.