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In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 file photo, Turkish army tanks and armored personnel carriers move toward the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey. (AP Photo/Halit Onur Sandal, File)

Syria's civil war cease-fire deal collapses after a tense week spiked by isolated clashes


(UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 11:22 AM)

A week-old Syrian cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia has reportedly failed, and insurgents were preparing for a full resumption of fighting against forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

(ORIGINAL STORY: Sept. 12, 2016)

A cease-fire in Syria, negotiated by the U.S. and Russia, is set to begin Monday night despite doubts among Syrian rebel forces.

The deal only covers Syrian government forces and U.S.-backed rebels,  USA Today reports.  ISIS and the Nusra Front, which recently split from al-Qaeda, are not covered under the terms of the cease-fire.

The announcement of the deal did not stop Syrian airstrikes from killing 58 people in Idlib and 30 more people in  Aleppo  over the weekend. 

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FILE - In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The White Helmets, were among the crowd of first responders who pulled Daqneesh and his family from the rubble of their apartment building Wednesday night. (Aleppo Media Center via AP)

The deal allows both sides to let humanitarian aid reach Aleppo, which drew worldwide attention after this photo of a wounded boy was widely circulated.

Russia has a stake in this cease-fire working out. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said if the cease-fire and humanitarian aid access work out for a week, the U.S. and Russia will start sharing information on areas controlled by terrorist groups like ISIS.  

But opposition groups are skeptical of the deal, claiming it doesn't offer a harsh enough punishment for violating the terms. 

 "I am starting to feel that the truce is a military trap to kill us more," opposition fighter Zakaria Malahifji said. 

A cease-fire is set to start in Syria Monday night

A woman was pulled from the rubble after an airstrike over the weekend, and was miraculously found alive. 

A cease-fire is set to start in Syria Monday night

Meanwhile, Aleppo residents are in the midst of celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, regardless of concerns over airstrikes. 

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