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    Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting erupts

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Several people have been killed in fighting across Syria within hours of a ceasefire being called to mark a holy Muslim day.

    Gunfire and explosions echoed over Douma, while fierce clashes erupted in the northern city of Aleppo.

    The UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had hoped to build on the truce to calm the conflict that has left an estimated 32,000 people dead.