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Last day of ceasefire in Syria ends in airstrikes, bombings

Last day of ceasefire in Syria ends in airstrikes, bombings
Last day of ceasefire in Syria ends in airstrikes, bombings

Syria's 4-day holiday ceasefire ended Monday with fighting between the government and the rebels in Syria and a car bomb that killed 11 people.

The truce, proposed by United Nations special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, was broken within hours of its start Friday. Violations came from both sides, including rebel car bombs and government aerial bombing.

“There was no desire from either side to stop fighting,” said Mousab al-Hamadee, an anti-government activist near the city of Hama. The rebels “didn’t want this cease-fire to succeed because it would be a chance for the regime to redistribute forces in different areas.”

Activists reported fierce government shelling in Damascus and its suburbs. In the Hajar Aswad neighborhood, eight people in a minibus were killed when a shell struck a building and caused rubble to fall onto the vehicle, activists said.

In the Damascus suburb of Jaramana, an area considered loyal to the government, state media reported that a car bomb killed 11 and injured more than 50.

In Aleppo, clashes and airstrikes continued in several areas. In the Maadi district, 15 people were killed, including seven members of a family, when barrel bombs were dropped near a hospital, activists said.

More than 35,000 civilians and rebels have been killed since the uprising in Syria began last year.


更新時間 : 2021-04-15 07:51 GMT+08:00