According to Der Spiegel, after the beginning of the ceasefire most Syrian citizens were able to walk outside without fearing for their lives.
"In many parts of Syria people once again conquer the streets. The agreed truce for them is a way to return to normal life," Der Spiegel pointed out.
The magazine quoted correspondents from news agencies including AFP as saying that there are plenty of people on the streets of Damascus and Aleppo and that an unusually lively atmosphere currently resonates in the Syrian capital's streets.
"There is something strange in this truce, given that we used to sleep and awake to the sound of the air strikes and artillery," 45-year-old Backer Abu Omar was quoted as saying.
At the same time, hostilities are under way in some northern and central areas of Syria, Der Spiegel said, adding that Daesh terrorists have attacked Syrian Kurds near the border town of Tel Abyad; at least 70 jihadists were reportedly killed in the fighting.
Russia and the United States reached an agreement on the ceasefire in Syria on February 22. The ceasefire took effect at midnight on Saturday Damascus time (22:00 GMT on Friday).
#SYRIA All forces, which have real influence on the conflicting parties must take maximum efforts on implementation of ceasefire agreement— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 27 февраля 2016 г.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2268 endorsing the Russia-US agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria on Friday, shortly before the ceasefire came into force.
Russian party fully controls situation in #SYRIA.Every day not less than 70 UAVs, as well as space and other reconnaissance means are used— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 27 февраля 2016 г
The cessation of hostilities does not apply to designated terrorist organizations operating in Syria, including Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front, a group affiliated with al-Qaeda.
#SYRIA Russia fully implements its ceasefire obligations but it does not mean that terrorists can give a sign of relief— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 27 февраля 2016 г.
Russia's ongoing air campaign in Syria was launched on September 30, when more than fifty Russian warplanes, including Su-24M, Su-25 and Su-34 jets, commenced precision airstrikes on Daesh and Al-Nusra Front targets at the behest of Syrian President Bashar Assad. In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed earlier this month that advanced, super-maneuverable Su-35S multi-role fighters had begun their combat mission in Syria.