Syrian clashes continue despite ceasefire
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deadline set by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, the Arab League and
United Nations special envoy for Syria, for both government and opposition
forces to withdraw their troops and arms came into effect, but violence continued
across Syria. Syrian activists reported that troops loyal to President Bashar
al-Assad shelled the city of Homs and Aleppo province, while unrest also
occurred in the capital of Damascus.