Surprise and hope in Syria on Day 1 of cease-fire

February 28, 2016 12:32 AM

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DAMASCUS, Syria -- It was relatively quiet in Syria Saturday, the first day of a brokered cease-fire involving Russian and Syrian forces and nearly 100 rebel groups. Some Syrians said they were shocked at the break in the fighting.

After five years of bloodshed, the first ceasefire since Syria's civil war began is underway. Elizabeth Palmer is among the few western reporters...

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