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Syrian Activists Say No Cease-Fire In Aleppo

A Syrian activist group says there has been no letup to the fighting between rebels and government forces in Aleppo despite a three-hour cease-fire declared by the Russian military, which is fighting alongside the government.

Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on August 11 that the parties were clashing in the southwestern neighborhood of Ramouseh, which rebels seized from government forces last weekend.

Reuters reports that residents of opposition-held eastern Aleppo are reporting near constant fighter jet overflights.

Wissam Zarqa told the news agency via a messaging service that he is at "home and I don't dare to leave -- the jets are not letting up."

Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, said on August 10 that it would observe a daily three-hour cease-fire starting on August 11 to facilitate the delivery of aid supplies to residents of Aleppo who are caught in the fighting.

Some 2 million people are without vital supplies around Aleppo, according to the UN.

Based on reporting by Reuters