Posted: Oct 27, 2012 1:39 AM
Updated: Oct 27, 2012 1:39 AM
BEIRUT (AP) Activists say Syrian troops have shelled rebel-held areas and clashed with anti-government gunmen in several parts of the country despite an internationally mediated cease-fire.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees report shelling and shooting mostly in the northern province of Aleppo, the eastern region of Deir el-Zour, Daraa to the south and suburbs of the capital Damascus.
Saturday's fighting comes a day after two car bombs and sporadic fighting left more than 100 people dead, the groups said.
Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy, had mediated a four-day cease-fire that began Friday to mark the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha.
The cease-fire looks unlikely to be a springboard for ending the 19-month conflict that has claimed more than 35,000 lives.