Violence Breaks Out in Syrian Town

Looks like that cease-fire didn't last long


Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and rebels have broken out around a military base near the northern town of Maaret al-Numan in the "first violation" of a ceasefire, an activist group has said.

"Violent clashes started around 0730 GMT around the Wadi Deif base. The army responded by bombing the neighbouring village of Deir Sharqi. It is the first violation of the ceasefire," Rami Abdul Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told the AFP news agency on Friday.