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by Leith Fadel

ALEPPO, SYRIA (10:15 A.M.) – The humanitarian ceasefire began at 8:30 A.M. (Damascus Time) this morning; and since then, the eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo have been a hotbed for random attacks by the jihadist rebels.

Several vehicles carrying humanitarian aid have reportedly come under attack by the jihadist rebels in east Aleppo.

The Syrian Armed Forces have not yet responded to these persistent attacks by the jihadist rebels, despite the fact a number of mortar shells landing near their positions in the Bustan Al-Qasir District.

In addition to the nonstop shelling and missile fire, the jihadist rebels have also blocked civilians from leaving the besieged neighbourhoods.

The Syrian Armed Forces have urged the jihadist rebels to allow civilians to leave the besieged areas; however, the latter refuses to compromise.

This humanitarian ceasefire inside Aleppo is scheduled to expire today at 4:30 P.M. (Damascus Time), per the agreement put in place.