"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, February 27, 2016

Syrian Cease-Fire in Effect, Some Violence Reported- VOA

The cease-fire in Syria that began Saturday has mostly held, but there have been some incidents of violence.
State media report a car bomb explosion on the outskirts of the central city of Salamiyeh in Hama province killed two soldiers.  No one has claimed responsibility for the blast near the town's entrance.
Elsewhere, clashes between government forces and rebel groups were reported in Latakia province near the Turkish border.  
The truce, brokered by the United States and Russia, took effect at midnight Friday Damascus time (2200 UTC). The Syrian opposition’s umbrella group, the High Negotiations Committee, said in a statement that 97 groups have promised to take part in the cease-fire.