Syrian Cease-Fire in Effect, Some Violence Reported

    Published February 28, 2016


    The cease-fire in Syria that began Saturday has mostly held, but there have been some incidents of violence.

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    A man inspects a shirt of his dead son, who died in an airstrike in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Feb. 27, 2016.

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    A boy inspects a damaged house in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Feb. 27, 2016.

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    Lt.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian Military General Staff, background center, speaks to the media in Moscow, Feb. 27, 2016. A top military official said Russia has halted airstrikes in areas where armed groups said they would abide by a cease-fire.

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    Destroyed buildings are seen in the old city of Homs, Syria, Feb. 26, 2016. Some 1,200 rebels and civilians, many of them wounded and starving from a year-long siege, withdrew from the last remaining strongholds in the ancient heart of Homs.

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    A Syrian man walks through a devastated part of the old city of Homs, Feb. 26, 2016.

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    Syria's permanent representative to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari listens before a Security Council vote to support a resolution endorsing a cease-fire in Syria, Feb. 26, 2016 at United Nations headquarters.

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    Syrian children walk between destroyed buildings in the old city of Homs, Feb. 26, 2016.

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