Amid welcome quiet, Syria's besieged residents wait for aid

A Syrian boy rides a horse as Syrian children play in Aleppo's streets on the first day of a fragile ceasefire which aims to bring an end to fighting between loyalists to the Syrian president and a wide range of rebels but excludes jihadist forcesSyrian children played under quiet skies on Tuesday as a fragile truce held, but their parents were waiting for much-needed food, fuel and medicine to enter the country’s besieged areas. In the Shaar neighbourhood of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, children laughed as they ran through the streets, enjoying an opportunity to escape the confines of homes and bomb shelters. In the Fardos neighbourhood of eastern Aleppo, 11-year-old Mohamed was playing with a plastic toy gun.

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