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Day 2 of fragile ceasefire in Syria

Day 2 of fragile ceasefire in Syria


Syria’s ceasefire has entered its second day though several violations of the truce have been reported.

According to Russia, nine instances of violations of cessation of hostilities have been uncovered mainly attributed to rebels.

Nevertheless, they maintain that the ceasefire is holding up.

On Friday, a deal that could possibly result to an end of almost five years of war in Syria came into effect brokered by Russia and the United States.

The ceasefire is aimed at facilitating a reconciliation between the Syrian government and moderate rebel forces.

The Syrian government has said it will respect the agreement by the two nations but vowed to continue its fight against terror groups not covered by the ceasefire deal.

The US has also said that the Syrian ceasefire is generally being respected.

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to back the deal on cessation of hostilities in the war-torn country.

More than 250,000 people have died since conflict erupted in Syria and millions have fled the country.