28 Oct 2012

More fighting amidst ceasefire

12:12 pm on 28 October 2012

There has been more fighting across Syria on the second day of a four day ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

The ceasefire came into force on Friday.

Shelling and shooting were reported in the capital, Damascus and in the northern province of Aleppo.

On Friday, a car bomb exploded near a playground in Daf al-Shouk, a residential area in southern Damascus.

State TV reported that five people were killed and more than 30 wounded.

The ceasefire was negotiated by UN - Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who hoped it would lay the groundwork for a full peace process.

But both sides said they would observe the truce only if the other held their fire.