Middle East Peace and Security Initiative Nonresident Senior Fellow Nicholas Blanford writes for Christian Science Monitor on the disintegration of a temporary peace between Hezbollah fighters and anti-Assad rebels in the Syrian border town of Zabadani: 

A cease-fire agreement two weeks ago in the Syrian border town of Zabadani was meant to allow for a relatively peaceful transfer of populations out of multiple war zones, a step toward a smaller but more defendable Syrian state.

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