Blaming rebels, Syrian army declares ceasefire over

Syria’s armed forces announce an end to a week-long ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia, blaming rebel groups for its failure.

“Syria’s army announces the end of the freeze on fighting that began at 7:00 pm (1600 GMT) on September 12, 2016 in accordance with the US-Russia agreement,” a statement carried by state news agency SANA says.

It says rebel groups “did not commit to a single element” of the deal.


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