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Four air strikes have hit rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say, the first raids there since a ceasefire began last Monday. Several people were injured, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, but it did not say who carried out the strikes. Russia has said the future of the truce is in doubt after the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army in Deir al-Zour. A Syrian political adviser told the BBC the US strike could not be a mistake. The cessation of hostilities brokered jointly by the US and Russia does not exclude attacks on IS or other jihadist groups. An activist in Aleppo confirmed there had been strikes on the eastern neighbourhoods of Karam al-Jabal and al-Shaar. The Aleppo Media Centre reported three injuries in an air strike on al-Sakhour neighbourhood. The US-led attack on Saturday caused tensions between the US and Russia, with both Russia and Syria accusing the US of co-ordinating the strikes and the Islamic State group.

Four air strikes have hit rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say, the first raids there since a ceasefire began last Monday. Several people were injured, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, but it did not say who carried out the strikes. Russia has said the future of the truce is in doubt after the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army in Deir al-Zour. A Syrian political adviser told the BBC the US strike could not be a mistake. The cessation of hostilities brokered jointly by the US and Russia does not exclude attacks on IS or other jihadist groups. An activist in Aleppo confirmed there had been strikes on the eastern neighbourhoods of Karam al-Jabal and al-Shaar. The Aleppo Media Centre reported three injuries in an air strike on al-Sakhour neighbourhood. The US-led attack on Saturday caused tensions between the US and Russia, with both Russia and Syria accusing the US of co-ordinating the strikes and the Islamic State group.

Jonny Brownlee’s bid to win the World Triathlon Series ended in dramatic fashion at the final race. He was leading with 700m left on the run but started to struggle, weaving around the road as his legs seized up. Older brother Alistair caught up and helped him finish second in Mexico, with Jonny then collapsing and being taken away for medical attention while a protest was lodged.

Spain’s Mario Mola took the overall title after finishing fifth on Sunday. Officials unanimously ruled against disqualifying Jonny Brownlee because, under International Triathlon Union rules, athletes can receive help from another competitor.

But the result was still enough to provisionally give Mola the overall title by four points from Jonny Brownlee, who is understood to be on a drip. World Triathlon tweeted to say Brownlee was sent to hospital “for safety precautions”.

South Africa’s Henri Schoeman swept past Jonny Brownlee to win Sunday’s race in hot and humid conditions, with Alistair Brownlee coming third – a second behind his brother having partly carried him for the final few hundred metres and helping him across the line.(BBC,2016)


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