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Some Areas Enjoy Calm, Glimpses of Normality Amid Syrian Truce

Children are outside playing and many people are going to the shops safely for the first time in months in Aleppo, Syria, thanks to a partial halt to the war that is providing relief, even if most doubt that peace will take hold. "Look at the markets. Where were all these people hiding?" said a bewildered Mahmoud Ashrafi, speaking to Reuters by telephone after picking through opposition-held areas of Aleppo wrecked by barrel bombs and airstrikes. While the "cessation of...

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