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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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The rebel group Jaish al Islam said in a statement that, despite the announced truce, government and allied forces had attacked the town of Maydaa, in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus.
The truce was reached late Tuesday and officially went into effect Wednesday.
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Dr Megoran and his team have put together a resource pack for schools and churches to help them commemorate the truces.
Agreement on the truces varies according to the FSA's strength and resources, as well as geography, activists say.
Summary: Accords involve truce, and siege being lifted, with opposition fighters handing over heavy weapons and regime raising its flag.
An academic appealed for help yesterday to establish whether British and German troops really played football matches during the Christmas truce of 1914.
Summary: Rebels and pro-government tribes fighting erupts in Yemen's Arhab district, shatters fledgling truce.