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Syria , Aleppo , the ceasefire ends with clashes

Friday 17th of March 2017 08:38:03 PM

Heavy clashes have been reported in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo after a three-day ceasefire ended on Saturday.

The humanitarian ceasefire was announced last week by Russia, which has been carrying out air strikes in support of the Syrian government.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting and air strikes took place on Saturday night.

There are also concerns humanitarian aid did not reach the city during the ceasefire.

The Observatory said air strikes hit a key front line in the south-west of the city on Saturday, with clashes between rebel fighters and government troops intensifying in rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo.

Ismail al-Abdullah, a resident of Aleppo who works as a volunteer with the White Helmets civil defence group, told the BBC he had witnessed bombings on the frontline, as well as snipers, in the hours since the ceasefire ended.

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