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Syria crisis: Eid 'truce' fails to halt clashes

The Syrian army has heavily shelled several areas of the country despite a ceasefire marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, according to activists.

Shelling and shooting were reported in the capital, Damascus, in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor and in rebel-held areas of northern Aleppo province.

The UN-brokered ceasefire came into force on Friday but was soon shattered by fighting and car bomb in Damascus.

Jim Muir reports.

  • 27 Oct 2012
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