Sunday, August 16, 2015

Syrian jihadist group says ceasefire with Hezbollah over

BEIRUT (AP) — A rare ceasefire negotiated with Hezbollah fighters in a Syrian town and two villages collapsed Saturday after several days during which guns fell silent, a rebel group involved in the talks and activists said.

The ceasefire in the northern rebel-held town of Zabadani, near the border with Lebanon, as well as in Foua and Kfarya, two Shiite villages in Idlib province, was reached Wednesday and was to last until Sunday.

But Ahrar al-Sham, the main rebel group involved in the negotiations, announced Saturday the negotiations had collapsed.