Syria's imperfect ceasefire provides comfort for some in Homs

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For residents of Khaldiyeh in the Syrian city of Homs, an imperfect and temporary ceasefire has come too late - there is nothing left there to bomb.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers, reporting from Homs, said warplanes continue to circle menacingly.

But the ceasefire has made a difference to some, among them an 86-year-old woman with a broken leg who was taken by ambulance for medical treatment.

She and her family live in the rebel-held Al-Waer district of the city where there is no medical care - the ceasefire has meant that she and her son, Samir, can finally leave that part of the city.

But the ceasefire is fragile, with both sides alleging violations.

On Monday a senior official from Syria's main opposition group warned the truce was in danger of collapsing because of attacks by government.

There is little left there to bomb in the Khaldiyeh of Homs Credit: ITV News

The international community, though, is hoping the deal will hold, with the UN and other agencies hoping to take advantage of the lull to deliver aid to more than 150,000 people in besieged areas over the next five days.

Aid trucks carrying non-food items such as blankets on Monday entered Mouadamiya, a suburb of Damascus which is under siege by government forces, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent said.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the pause in the fighting was largely holding, despite some incidents that he hoped would be contained.