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Middle East Cease-fires bring patchy peace to Damascus neighborhoods

Syrian opposition sources says rebels are only agreeing to regime-led local cease-fires because the alternative is starvation.

By Kristin SolbergContributor / April 21, 2014

Badra Mamet/Reuters

Abu Fahed’s home is rubble and one of his sons languishes in jail, but the fighting that tore his Damascus neighborhood apart has stopped. A shaky local truce between the Syrian government and rebels is on.