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by Leith Fadel

ALEPPO, SYRIA (12:05 P.M.) – The fifth day of the nationwide ceasefire felt like a typical day during this war, as fighting erupted in several areas, including rural Damascus.

However, the biggest news of the day is the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) refusal to allow necessary humanitarian aid to the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city.

According to a local source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Free Syrian Army and their Islamist allies have sent more personnel to block the Syrian Red Crescent Society’s access to the road in Kafr Hamra.

As a result, the people of east Aleppo will not receive humanitarian aid for the second day in-a-row, unless the rebel forces agree to withdraw 1 km north of designated U.N. roadway.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies have already removed their heavy equipment and military personnel to the Al-Malaah Farms, which is 1 km north of the Castillo Highway.

It is now up to the Islamist rebels to withdraw from the highway in order to allow humanitarian aid groups in.

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