“Thousands are coming back and shops are opening. Today is the first day life is returning to normal,” said Sharfan Darwish.
Russia’s defence ministry said it will cease hostilities around Syria’s ravaged city of Aleppo for three hours each day to allow humanitarian aid into the city.
“We saw extensive displacement and destruction that did not occur as a result of fighting,” Amnesty Senior Crisis Advisor Lama Fakih said.
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“Suleiman Hilal al-Assad has been arrested and transferred to the appropriate authorities,” state news agency SANA reported