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Syria: Blasts continue amid efforts to maintain fragile ceasefire

Diplomats are trying to ensure a fragile ceasefire in Syria holds, as violations continued to be reported in parts of the country.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers, reporting from Damascus, said a loud explosion could be heard in the east of the Syrian capital on Monday.

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Syrian army retakes town of Khanasser from Islamic State

The Syrian army has retaken the strategic town of Khanasser after a brief incursion by so-called Islamic State, according to sources.

Syrian radio reported on Sunday that Islamic State militants had recaptured the town, which lies on a key government supply route to Aleppo, just a week after the Syrian army had supposedly secured it.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers, who has been reporting from Homs, tweeted that the town had been retaken by regime forces, although said that the road to Aleppo was still not secure.

Khanasser lies about 31 miles south-east of Aleppo.

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