Syrian ceasefire failed

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The proposed ceasefire among warring groups in Syria turned out to be all talk, according to the New York Times.

Fighting broke out Monday in the form of airstrikes and gun fights, the New York Times reported.

"On the ground, it means nothing," said Abu Mufaa, commander of the rebel unit, The Righteous Special Forces Brigade to the BBC.

According to the BBC, the Syrian government has accepted the truce, but rebel parties such as al-Nusra Front had no intentions of doing so. They issued a statement last Wednesday confirming that no truce would be acceptable, the BBC reported.

According to the New York Times, UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi expressed his great disappointment in the failed ceasefire. Brahimi said he will continue to try to reduce the violence.

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