Syrian Truce Might Be Crumbling Already
Four people killed in first few hours of four-day 'ceasefire'
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2012 8:26 AM CDT
In this Oct. 24 photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter sights a government position as rebel fighters belonging to the Liwa Al Tawhid group carry out a military operation.   (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

(Newser) – Just hours after it began, fighting broke out during what was supposed to be a four-day ceasefire between Syrian troops and rebel fighters in honor of the Eid al-Adha holiday, reports Reuters. Activists say four people were killed by tank fire and snipers in a Damascus suburb, and a Reuters journalist reported hearing four rounds of tank fire near the Turkish border. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that rebels had also violated the ceasefire by storming an army base near the Damascus-Aleppo highway. Still, fighting has diminished elsewhere, notes AP.

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Faktotum
Oct 27, 2012 3:51 PM CDT
Let them be killed or give them all the support they need - and have another of those "sure we want democracy - sharia democracy" countries.
HANKHILL
Oct 27, 2012 9:06 AM CDT
pay up! i told you so!
Ultraworld
Oct 27, 2012 2:22 AM CDT
Obama is going to give these rebels arms to fight Syria. The rebels will promptly install a ultra right wing Muslim Gov't, Sharia Law & burn American flags. Illegal arms from N. Korea, Russia & China will continue to flow through Syria. Nothing will change. Panetta sends troops to the Jordan border, NATO sends troops to Turkey. We are never leaving the Middle East.