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Clashes reported in Syria after ceasefire

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Clashes reported in Syria after ceasefire


Fighting is reported to have broken out in Syria, a day after a UN-backed ceasefire came into effect.

According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the fighting started after army troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad were deployed to clear rebels out of the north western province of Idlib, close to the border with Turkey.

Earlier, the Syrian news agency SANA reported that a member of al-Assad’s Baath party had been killed in the city of Deraa during a drive-by shooting.

The agency also released footage of a bus belonging to security forces which it said had been hit by a roadside bomb planted by terrorists. According to SANA the blast killed a lieutenant-colonel and civilians were among the wounded.

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