Syrian jets reportedly bombed rebel positions around Damascus and other parts of the country on Sunday, as a United Nations-brokered four-day ceasefire unraveled. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad hammered his opponents with air strikes despite a promise to stop the fighting over the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday. "The ceasefire is practically over," said veteran opposition campaigner Fawaz Tello. "Damascus has been under brutal air raids since day one and hundreds of people have been arrested."
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