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People chanted, honked and waved rebel flags on the way to the funeral in the border town of al-Dana, where one of Sarout's brothers is buried.
Syrian state news agency SANA said the army had carried out operations responding to "terrorist violations" of the truce in the southern part of the enclave, targeting insurgent fortifications.
The coalition said a convoy with allied Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was involved in an attack, but there were no American casualties.
Under cracked ceilings that bulge downwards from the force of previous strikes, 400,000 civilians tremble from the ceaseless bombs.
"The convoy is not sufficient."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
"She is ready for everything, isn't she?"
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
More than 500 people have been killed in the strikes by pro-Assad forces in the past week.
The UN is set to vote on a "cessation of hostilities" regarding Syria on Friday.
Some 390,000 trapped civilians are afraid to venture out of their houses, and water, food and electricity supplies have run out.
The area is being hammered by one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war that has killed at least 250 people in 48 hours.
Both the Syrian army and Moscow deny hitting civilian areas and say intensive raids only strike at militants.
A senior Israeli official said that Israel never asked for the buffer zone.
By HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
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