As the Eid al-Adha holiday comes to a close, so does Syria’s pledge four-day ceasefire, with the war ratcheting back up on both sides. Not that this “last day” of the ceasefire really registered as one.
Rather, after heavy fighting in several parts of the country on Sunday (day 3), no one seems to have honored day 4 at all, and it was just another day of the protracted and ever-escalating Syrian Civil War.
Fighting is back up to “normal” in Syria with the rebels looking to increase their gains in the far north of the nation and the military increasingly reliant on air strikes with 60 different air strikes reported today alone.
With the four-day ceasefire over, getting maybe two days of reduced fighting out of it, the factions are returning to the status quo, which is this case means trading blame over whose fault the ceasefire’s failure actually is.
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