Syria ceasefire is over, says country's military

Syrian armed forces blame ‘terrorist groups’ for violating truce, but US says Damascus is grandstanding and should allow aid in

The Syrian military has declared the seven-day ceasefire agreed by the US and Russia over, blaming “terrorist groups” for breaking the truce.

The statement from the Syrian armed forces did not make it clear whether the government was prepared to renew the ceasefire and made no reference to a prior agreement between Washington and Moscow to extend the cessation of hostilities by another two days.

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