Syrian Observatory recorded no deaths in first 48 hours of Syria truce

September 14, 2016 20:30

BEIRUT - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had not recorded a single civilian or combatant death from fighting in the first 48 hours of a ceasefire in Syria which came into effect on Monday night.

The truce, brokered by Russia and the United States, is their second attempt this year by to halt Syria's five-year-old civil war.

Russia is a major backer of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, while the United States supports some of the rebel groups fighting to topple him.

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