Arab Spring

Syrian Government Launches Air Strikes Against Aleppo

The Eid truce ends in more bloodshed


Syrian air force planes have launched dozens of attacks from Damascus to Aleppo as the truce declared for the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday ended as it began – in violence.

Opposition activists reported 48 air strikes in a few hours while the UN and Arab League envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, admitted that the four-day ceasefire had failed. "The situation is bad and getting worse," he told reporters in Moscow after talks with the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Russia is Syria's closest and most supportive ally at the UN.