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Gunfire heard in Aleppo despite Russian ceasefire

Gunfire can still be heard in Aleppo despite Russia announcing a ceasefire in the Syrian city.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers, who is in Aleppo, says the ongoing battle offers "very little peace for people caught in the crossfire."

He added: "Despite Russia saying they were stopping air strikes there is still a fierce firefight going on behind me."

On Wednesday, an explosion in a busy marketplace in Jamilya, western Aleppo, killed four people and injured 19 others.

The injured included several children, including 12-year-old Shamil Nasrallah whose lungs had been punctured.

Shamil Nasrallah, 12, was struck by shrapnel from an attack on Wednesday. Credit: ITV News

Dan Rivers recorded the Syrian city later that evening, in which loud gunfire can be heard piercing through the sky.

He said there was a "lot of shooting tonight. Listen to the bullet ping off a nearby building - just saw a tracer zipping past too."

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On Tuesday, Russia announced a cessation of air raids in the city to allow insurgents to leave - in a bid to separate moderate fighters from extremist militants.

However this was rejected by Syrian rebels who said they would not "surrender".

Zakaria Malahifji, political officer of the Fastaqim group, said: "The factions completely reject any exit - this is surrender."