AMMAN: On day 53, the fragile “cessation of hostilities” agreement in Syria appears to be on the verge of total collapse, with rebel spokesmen and commanders telling Syria Direct on Thursday that for them, there wasn’t much of a truce from the beginning.
AMMAN: Hours after President Bashar al-Assad and his wife voted in Syria’s parliamentary elections after polls opened on Wednesday, the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections extended voting for an additional five hours due to “massive turnout,” reported
Last week, Syria Direct’s Mohammed Al-Haj Ali volunteered to help around 6oo Syrian refugee orphans and other children in Irbid and Jerash in Jordan, teaching them about journalism, art and resilience.
On February 25, the Syrian Opposition’s High Negotiation Committee (HNC), led by former Syrian Prime Minister Riyadh Hijab and representing by 70 rebel factions, agreed to a US-Russian sponsored cessation of hostilities for a period of two weeks.
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