Rebels storm Syrian military base despite ceasefire

Heavy fighting has broken out around a Syrian military base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in the first major violation of a ceasefire marking the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

The Observatory said rebel fighters were trying to storm the base, which is less than half a mile from the main north-south highway linking Damascus to Aleppo, and President Bashar al-Assad's forces had fired artillery at a nearby village.

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10 killed in Damascus car bomb

Ten people have been reportedly killed after a car bomb in Damascus. SANA news agency are reporting that 50 people have been injured in the explosion which has also left 20 cars and 15 stores damaged.