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Undeclared ceasefire in effect in Aleppo

08-20-2012 03:19 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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An undeclared ceasefire seems to be in effect for the first time in several weeks in Syria’s commercial capital and largest city of Aleppo.

Sunday is the first of a three day holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Pious Muslims traditionally visit graves and recite prayers for the dead. The end of the fasting month appears to have given residents who have been hammered by nearly two months of shelling, some reprieve. But it is unclear how long it will last.

For now at least, the pause in violence gives locals a rare opportunity to search for the dead and retrieve their belongings from their destroyed homes.

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