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Syria activists report clashes despite cease-fire

 A Syrian man cooks near his sons in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. A powerful car bomb exploded in Damascus ...
 Displaced Syrian children run after a truck loaded with presents for Eid Al-Adha in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26,...
 Syrian displaced men build a tent in a refugee camp near  Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. A powerful car bomb exploded in Damascu...
 Barefoot displaced Syrian children are seen in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

Mideast Syria

A Syrian man cooks near his sons in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. A powerful car bomb exploded in Damascus ...

Mideast Syria

Displaced Syrian children run after a truck loaded with presents for Eid Al-Adha in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26,...

Mideast Syria

Syrian displaced men build a tent in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. A powerful car bomb exploded in Damascu...

Mideast Syria

Barefoot displaced Syrian children are seen in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

Activists say Syrian troops have shelled rebel-held areas and clashed with anti-government gunmen in several parts of the country despite an internationally mediated cease-fire.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees report shelling and shooting mostly in the northern province of Aleppo, the eastern region of Deir el-Zour, Daraa to the south and suburbs of the capital Damascus.
Saturday's fighting comes a day after two car bombs and sporadic fighting left more than 100 people dead, the groups said.
Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy, had mediated a four-day cease-fire that began Friday to mark the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha.
The cease-fire looks unlikely to be a springboard for ending the 19-month conflict that has claimed more than 35,000 lives.


Updated : 2021-04-18 13:42 GMT+08:00