Middle East

Cease-fire heralds sharp decline in violence

Syrians walk past a vehicle of the Syrian Red Crescent as an aid convoy crosses the Syrian army checkpoint at al-Wafideen refugee camp on the Damascus-Douma road before delivering aid to three cities in the rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta on March 4, 2016. AFP / YOUSSEF KARWASHAN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 05, 2016, on page 8.




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