Militant Syrian Group Rejects Ceasefire

The international peace plan for a four day ceasefire in Syria during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday has hit a roadblock, after an Islamic militant group rejected the proposal Wednesday. The U.N.-Arab League envoy had said earlier that government and rebel leaders had agreed to the truce, which would have begun on Friday. But the extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra, which is fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, said in a statement, “There will be no truce between us and the prideful regime and shedder of the blood of Muslims.” The Syrian government has also now denied agreeing to a ceasefire.