1. BRUTALITY

    Fighting Rages On in Syria

    A Syrian displaced girl chants slogans during a demonstration in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 A powerful car bomb exploded in Damascus and scattered fighting broke out in several areas across Syria Friday, quickly dashing any hopes that a shaky holiday cease-fire would hold for four days.(AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

    Manu Brabo / AP Photo

    Most Syrians didn’t believe President Bashar al-Assad would honor a United Nations–backed four day ceasefire—and they  were right. Opposition activists in Syria’s major cities reported a return of heavy government bombardment Saturday, two days after a supposed truce for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. A short lull in the fighting was shattered only hours after the truce took effect Friday, when a car bomb exploded in Damascus. The cities of Damascus and Aleppo brace for day two of fighting after losing 150 in the first day alone. The country remains embroiled in a seemingly interminable conflict, in which a reported 35,000 people have been killed.

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