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Government air and ground forces assaulted a strategic city in northern Syria in an attempt to recapture it from rebel forces. Government forces launched air attacks across the country. A senior air force general was assassinated.
Government jets conducted heavy air strikes in Damascus. Two car bombs exploded in the capital, killing at least 10 people. Intense gun battles broke out in Damascus and along a strategic highway between Damascus and Aleppo.
A UN-sponsored truce ended as fighting resumed across the country. Fighting spread to Kurdish sections of Aleppo. Residents said 200 Kurdish fighters have moved into the previously peaceful area. Sunni and Shia fighters from Iraq have entered Syria, bolstering forces on both sides of the conflict.
UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi announced an agreement for a four-day ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. The Assad regime has agreed to the ceasefire, while rebels groups said they would cease fire provided the government forces stop shooting first.