DAMASCUS, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The general command of the Syrian army said "armed terrorist groups" have "clearly violated" the cease-fire truce by attacking military sites until 12:30 p.m. local time (0930 GMT) on Friday.
In a statement carried out by the state-TV, the army's general command said armed groups opened fire at a military checkpoint at 7:15 a.m. local time (0415 GMT) in the southern province of Daraa, adding that at 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) the armed groups attacked four military sites in the northern province of Idlib.
The statement also recounted similar aggressions in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, central province of Homs, and suburbs of the capital Damascus.
Starting from the military's right to retaliate against any aggression, and according to the cease-fire agreement, the army has responded back to the assailants and confronted them, the statement said.
A day earlier, the Syrian troops and the armed rebels voiced commitment to the internationally-backed cease-fire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha amid rejection from the extremist groups currently operative on ground.
In a statement broadcast by the state-run Syrian TV, the army said all military operations would be halted during the four-day holiday, but warned that the decision is reversible in case the armed groups breached the truce.
The truce proposal was put forward by the UN-Arab League joint special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who has been shuttling regional countries to push for the truce as a prelude for further pacification.
The rebels Free Syrian Army (FSA) said they would abide by the truce but stipulated the release of detainees on Friday. The Syrian government released on Friday more than 300 prisoners in Deir al-Zour and northern Hasaka province.
However, the extremists or jihadist groups declared that they were loose of the truce as the head of the so-called "Ansar al- Islam" group said his fighters would not abide by the truce and questioned the Syrian army's intentions and truthfulness.
"We have no trust in what the regime says and this truce plays in the hand of the regime and we are not concerned by it," Abu- Muaz was quoted by Western media as saying.
Another al-Qaida- linked group, al-Nusra Front, has also reportedly rejected the truce.