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Syria truce holds at start of second day

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has not recorded a single civilian death in the 15 hours since the ceasefire came into effect

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A nationwide ceasefire was holding across Syria at the start of its second day on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The monitoring body said it had not recorded a single civilian death from fighting in the fifteen hours since the ceasefire came into effect on Monday night.

The seven-day truce, brokered by Russia and the United States, is their second attempt this year by to halt Syria's five-year-old civil war.

Russia is a major backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States supports some of the rebel groups fighting to topple him.