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Nearly 130 people killed in series of bombings in Syria

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of bombings in the cities of Damascus and Homs
ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series ... 01:39

DAMASCUS -- Nearly 130 people were killed on Sunday in a series of bombings in Syria.

The attacks hit neighborhoods in cities of Damascus and Homs -- and they came as Secretary of State John Kerry announced a preliminary ceasefire.

In the early afternoon, explosions from two car bombs ripped through a residential neighborhood in Homs. This is a pro-Assad area, the attack was clearly anti-government and ISIS has claimed responsibility.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens gather at the scene where two blasts exploded in the pro-government neighborhood of Zahraa, in Homs province, Syria, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. AP

A few hours later in suburban Damascus several more bombs went off. ISIS said it planted them too.

Friday's ceasefire deadline -- proposed by the U.S. and Russia -- came and went with no pause in the fighting.

Though all sides say they are still willing to negotiate a temporary truce.

This weekend President Bashar al-Assad said it publicly in an interview: "Definitely, and we announced that we're ready."

But he doesn't trust the opposition fighters to lay down their arms and they certainly don't trust him.

So the war grinds on.

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Around Syria's biggest city, Aleppo, Russian planes and the Syrian army are battling together in a huge offensive designed to cut off the opposition's supply lines.

And at the moment they're winning, which is one more reason the Syrian government may be dragging its heels on a truce.

But the pressure is building. President Obama is to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming days to come up with some limited pause in the violence.

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