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TRUCE, intern. law. An agreement between belligerent parties, by which they mutually engage to forbear all acts of hostility against each other for some time, the war still continuing. Burlamaqui's N. & P. Law, part 4, c. 11, Sec. 1.
     2. Truces are of several kinds: general, extending to all the territories and dominions of both parties; and particular, restrained to particular places; as, for example, by sea, and not by land, &c. Id. part 4, c. 11, Sec. 5. They are also absolute, indeterminate and general; or limited and determined to certain things, for example, to bury the dead. Ib. idem. Vide 1 Kent, Com. 159; Com. Dig. Admiralty, E 8; Bac. Ab.;Prerogative, D 4; League; Peace; War.

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Ceasefire violations are a frequent feature along the Line of Control (LoC) despite the leadership of the two sides agreeing in November 2017 that the 'spirit' of a 2003 ceasefire agreement must be revived to protect innocent lives.
In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 415 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the shahadat of 20 innocent civilians and injuries to 71 others.
On the same day, Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district where the Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, an official said.
Duterte, in recent speeches, had been saying that there would be no ceasefire and that he believes peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People's Army and National Democratic Front of the Philippines will go nowhere.
I think that there will be a unilateral ceasefire order from the CPP and NPA to honor the people in connection with the traditional holidays,' Sison said in a Facebook message to the Inquirer Thursday night.
The United States, Russia and Jordan announced a ceasefire and "de-escalation agreement" for southwestern Syria on Friday after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
In a relevant development on Monday, a senior Syrian legislator underlined the possibility for extending ceasefire in Dara'a, adding that terrorists in several villages and regions in the province have declared preparedness to ink peace agreement with the government.
According to UK-based SOHR, rebels violated the ceasefire in Hama province while rebel groups accused the government of violating the truce and shelling areas in Idlib province.
P Singh and strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on November 08, 2016.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has received assurances from all Yemeni parties for a ceasefire to begin at 23:59 Yemen time on Wednesday, for an initial period of 72 hours, subject to renewal, a statement released on Monday said.
Residents of the town of Avdiivka, near Donetsk, are skeptical about the new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine that began on Thursday.
Ankara, Aug 5 (BNA) -- Turkish Foreign Ministry has welcomed the 72-hour ceasefire truce agreed upon between Palestinian resistance groups and Israel during negotiations took place in Cairo, thanks to the constructive attitude of the Palestinian delegation.