(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.
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 woman was pulled from the rubble after an airstrike over the weekend, and was miraculously found alive.
Meanwhile, Aleppo residents are in the midst of celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, regardless of concerns over airstrikes.