Damascus: The Syrian army announced on Sunday that it has extended the state of “regime of silence” near the capital city of Damascus for an additional 24 hours, according to the state news agency SANA.
 
“The regime of silence is being extended for another 24 hours to deter the pretexts of some of the terrorist groups to target civilians,” Xinhua quoted a military statement as saying.
 
The Syrian army announced on Friday that a “regime of silence” state will be observed in hotspots near the capital Damascus and the northwestern province of Latakia after midnight.
 
“In order to uphold the agreed-upon cessation of hostilities system, a state of regime of silence will be observed on Saturday in areas in the Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus and the northern countryside of Latakia,” the army said in a statement.
 
The army statement said this pacification system will continue for 24 hours in east of Damascus and 72 hours north of Latakia.
 
The aim of it, the army continued, is to cut the road before the armed groups, which are trying to continue the state of tension and instability.