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UINITED NATIONS, April 12 (Itar-Tass) —— The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Kofi Annan, received a letter from the Syrian Government on Wednesday, April 11, informing him of its decision “to cease all military fighting throughout Syrian territory as of 6:00 a.m. (Damascus time) Thursday, April 12, 2012,” Annan’s spokesperson said.
The letter, from Syria’s foreign minister, also said that the Syrian government reserved “the right to respond proportionately to any attacks carried out by armed terrorist groups against civilians, Government forces or public and private property,” the spokesperson, Ahmad Fawzi, said in a statement issued in Geneva.