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Syrian jets bomb cities, truce 'practically over'

Shaam News Network via Reuters

Smoke from what activists say was a missile fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen in Erbeen, near Damascus, Oct. 28.

Syrian jets bombarded Sunni Muslim regions in Damascus and across the country on Sunday, activists said, as President Bashar al-Assad kept up air strikes against rebels despite a U.N.-brokered truce that now appears to be in tatters.

"The ceasefire is practically over. Damascus has been under brutal air raids since day one and hundreds of people have been arrested," said veteran opposition campaigner Fawaz Tello.

-- Reported by Reuters

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Syrian residents walk on a street among the debris of buildings damaged by heavy shelling in the southeast of Aleppo City, Oct. 27.

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