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Syria's military declares end of cease-fire with rebels; aid convoy is shelled

Syria's military declares end of cease-fire with rebels; aid convoy is shelled

Syria’s military on Monday declared an end to the week-long cease-fire brokered by U.S. and Russian officials, blaming opposition fighters for repeated violations and launching attacks on rebel-held areas.

Before the military’s announcement, opposition fighters and activists also had accused the government of violating the cease-fire, which began at sundown Sept. 12.

Late Monday, a United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy of 31 trucks was struck while delivering relief for 78,000 people in the rural area of Urem al-Kubra, west of the city of Aleppo, according to Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the...

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