Syria Holiday Truce Not Working: Government Air Strikes, Clashes Reported

The U.N-backed truce is on its third day, Eid al-Adha ends tomorrow


Syrian activists say government aircraft pounded opposition strongholds on the outskirts of Damascus and troops clashed with rebel fighters in several other areas of the country Sunday, leaving a U.N.-backed truce declared for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha largely in tatters.

Amateur videos posted on YouTube appeared to support claims of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that government airstrikes hit the capital city's Sunni Muslim suburbs of Irbin, Harasta and Zamalka.