Syria ceasefire at risk as heavy fighting erupts
Opposition fighters - Orient photo
Date: 2016-04-02 21:48
Syria’s partial ceasefire appeared to be unraveling Saturday as fierce fighting between Assad terrorists and opposition fighters, including members of al-Nusra Front, erupted outside the country’s second largest city of Aleppo and other parts in the country’s north.
At least 25 Assad terrorists and 16 opposition fighters died in the clashes south of Aleppo, where the al-Nusra Front and opposition militias captured a village overlooking a major highway, monitoring groups told The Associated Press.
The fighting was the most serious in the area since the ceasefire, engineered by the U.S. and Russia, took effect Feb. 27.
The violence in the north, along with heavy Assad air strikes that killed more than 30 civilians near Damascus in Deir al-Asafeer ton Friday, threatened to completely dissolve the truce, which had sharply reduced overall violence across the war-ravaged country.