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For some, the entire notion of a "truce" is a joke, as rebels in the Damascus neighborhood of Assali maintained last week.In a video posted on YouTube, a rebel solemnly tells the camera that he and his comrades have agreed to turn over their heavy weapons to the regime, in response to demands by local residents suffering from a government-imposed blockade.Several men then come forward to display the weapons, which consist of four large plastic tubes, a traditional wooden inlaid coffee grinder and a small mortar and pestle used for crushing garlic and spices – they claim the items are an RPG launcher and small artillery pieces.
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