Syria Holiday Ceasefire Failing

The government says it's implemented the ceasefire but is responding to rebel violations


A series of clashes across Syria has disrupted a four-day ceasefire agreed to coincide with a Muslim holiday.

Violence appeared to die down as the ceasefire began at 06:00 (04:00 GMT).

But activists reported fighting in several cities, and later the army said it had implemented the truce but had responded to rebel "violations".

The capital Damascus was also hit by a car bomb, with unconfirmed claims by activists that there were a large number of casualties.