Syria ceasefire brings respite to overworked medics
In Syria's second city Aleppo, rescue workers have been taking advantage of the quiet to play football outside. For the first time in years, they have no one to save, AFP reports.
Doctors and emergency workers in war-ravaged Syria typically work around the clock in fraught conditions to provide life-saving care to the wounded.
Since the conflict erupted in 2011, volunteers have been pulling civilians from the rubble after air strikes and treating victims of shelling and sniper fire practically non-stop.
"There were days we would get 50 calls in each of our 114 emergency call centres across Syria," says Abdelrahman, a spokesman for the White Helmets.
Syrian army takes land east of Damascus during fragile truce
Syrian armed forces have taken control of a strategically important piece of land between two neighborhoods in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, on the third day of a fragile truce.
Turkey hit as many as 10 IS targets on Feb. 28: military official
CNN Turk has just tweeted that a Turkish military official says Turkish artillery hit as many as 10 IS targets in Syria on Feb. 28, according to local sources near the town of Azaz in northern Aleppo province.
Fearing bombardment, W. Aleppo residents tell Nusra to 'get out'
Residents of rebel-held Atareb in Western Aleppo have "no confidence" in the ceasefire, a local citizen journalist told Syria Direct today.
The comments come a day after dozens of demonstrators in Atareb called for fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate the Al-Nusra Front to "get out" in order to avoid attracting Syrian government and Russian bombardment, Syria Direct report.