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Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire vote

Sun Online Desk     25th February, 2018 02:32:56 printer

Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire vote

 

Syrian opposition activists and residents of Damascus say the city and its embattled eastern suburbs are relatively calm following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.

 

The activists reported few violations, including some clashes, on the southern edge of the rebel-held suburbs, known as eastern Ghouta, and two airstrikes late on Saturday, shortly after the resolution was adopted.

 

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday no deaths have been reported since the resolution passed.

 

Ghouta-based opposition activist Anas al-Dimashqi says the night was calm but warplanes and drones are still flying over rebel-held areas.

 

Damascus residents say there's more traffic in the streets, compared with previous days.

 

The resolution calls on all parties to immediately lift sieges of populated areas.


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