February 27, 2018 / 7:28 AM / in 4 months

Calm in Syria's eastern Ghouta as Russian truce begins: Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that calm has prevailed in Syria’s eastern Ghouta since midnight, as a five-hour truce called by Russia started at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT).

The UK-based war monitor said there was calm across towns and villages in the rebel enclave, except for brief shelling that hit the town of Douma before the ceasefire began.

Reporting by Ellen Francis

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