Syria ceasefire takes effect, violence erupts within hours

September 13, 2016 7:09 pm
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A cease-fire came into effect in Syria at sunset in the latest attempt led by the United States and Russia to bring some quiet on the five and half year civil war. The US Secretary of State John Kerry described it as the last chance to save a united Syria.

Residents in the embattled northern city of Aleppo have observed some stability, however, other reports suggest of sporadic stacks carried out by both government forces and rebels after the ceasefire had come into effect.

The Syrian army has said the truce will be applied throughout Syria for seven days, but that it reserves the right to respond decisively to any violation by armed groups.

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