1500 EDT Update: The Syrian cease-fire appeared to be holding with scattered reports of violence. Some Syrians reportedly have taken the the streets to protest the Assad regime. Western states called for Assad to fully comply with the peace accord and with draw troops from urban areas per the peace plan. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today:
"If it holds, a ceasefire is an important step, but it represents just one element of the special envoy's plan."
The Syrian National Congress opposition group condemned the Assad regime for only partially complying with the cease-fire.
The Syrian government has not yet complied with the peace agreement’s requirement to withdraw troops from urban areas. Syrian troops, tanks, and armored personnel carriers continue to patrol opposition strongholds today, including the town of Homs, according to the Associated Press.
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