Mangled metal, puffs of smoke, chunks of concrete, blood and a crowd of people walking around dazed, shocked and crying. That was the scene on a Damascus street Friday after a car bomb exploded and killed several people. Some of the dead were reported to be children.
Syria’s state-run media say a car bomb has exploded in Damascus, causing a number of casualties.
Snipers in Damascus. Soldiers shooting protesters. Clashes outside a military camp. The allegations of violence by the Syrian opposition came just hours after a temporary cease-fire was to have taken hold on Friday, dimming hopes that the killings that have wracked Syria could be halted.
Anti-regime protests erupted across Syria on Friday as the army and main rebel force began to observe a ceasefire for a four-day Muslim holiday, activists and a watchdog group said. Opposition activists have called for demonstrations on their Facebook page, The Syrian Revolution 2011, with one writing: “The ceasefire is a chance to protest massively.”
Syria’s warring parties largely held their fire on Friday at the start of a four-day truce marking the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, a short pause in hostilities which have killed 32,000 people and threaten to draw regional powers into a wider conflict.
Beirut, Lebanon – The embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad promised Thursday to observe a U.N.-proposed truce during a four-day Muslim holiday, while rebels claimed major gains in the key battleground of Aleppo. But prospects of the cease-fire taking hold are dim, given Assad’s history of broken promises
A mass killing in a Damascus suburb left at least 25 people dead, according to reports that emerged Wednesday—a day before Syria’s government is expected to decide whether to sign off on a brief cease-fire—offering a grim prognosis for any negotiated halt in Syria’s violence.
Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Sunday met President Bashar al-Assad and later appealed to both sides in Syria’s conflict to cease fire for a Muslim holiday this week, even as a deadly blast rocked the country’s capital. In Syria’s capital, a bomb exploded outside a police station in a Christian quarter of the Old City, […]
In Syria the dialog of the deaf between the Assad government and the opposition continues, as it has from the beginning of the civil war, 19 months and 33,000 deaths later.
Hamas has said it will commit to a ceasefire after more than 100 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel in the past three days and eight Palestinians, including three teenagers, were killed in Israeli airstrikes.