Syria: Heavy fighting threatens de-escalation deal

A new deal aimed at reducing violence in Syria is off to a shaky start. The agreement set up four "de-escalation zones" in areas of intense conflict. But government air attacks and heavy fighting have continued despite the Russian-backed deal.

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    A new deal aimed at reducing violence in Syria is off to a shaky start.

    The agreement set up four "de-escalation zones" in areas of intense conflict.

    But government air attacks and heavy fighting have continued despite the Russian-backed deal.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Gaziantep, near Turkey's border with Syria.


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