The death toll in areas of Syria outside extremist control has fallen sharply since a ceasefire went into effect at the weekend, an activist group said Monday.

 

Syria

 

Twenty people were killed Saturday, the first day of the truce, in areas where the ISIS extremist group is not present, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

 

The same number of people were killed Sunday, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

 

“To compare, 144 were killed — 70 soldiers, 36 civilians, and 38 rebels — Friday, on the eve of the truce,” Abdel Rahman told AFP.

 

The average daily death toll for February was 120, he added.

 

 

 

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