Residents return as truce extended in Syria's Aleppo

More than 300 civilians have been killed in two weeks of fighting in the divided city of AleppoDisplaced families returned home and schools reopened in rebel-held districts of Syria’s Aleppo on Saturday after a truce was extended for 72 hours in the battleground northern city. More than 300 civilians were killed in two weeks of fighting in the divided city before the truce took hold on Thursday, with regime air strikes on the opposition-held east and rebel shelling of its regime-controlled west. Residents trickled back into eastern areas of Aleppo, encouraged by a halt in the deadly violence, an AFP reporter said.

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