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A Tenuous Truce In Syria As Cease-Fire Takes Effect

A Syrian man carrying a bicycle makes his way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on Sept. 11, 2016. (Ameer Alhabi/AFP/Getty Images)
A Syrian man carrying a bicycle makes his way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on Sept. 11, 2016. (Ameer Alhabi/AFP/Getty Images)
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The U.K.-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has recorded no civilian deaths during the first hours of the cease-fire in Syria.

The truce took effect yesterday, and despite some minor violations, overall it seems to be holding.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets an update from BBC correspondent James Longman, who's in Beirut.

Guest

James Longman, reporter for the BBC in Beirut. He tweets @jamesaalongman.

This segment aired on September 13, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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