Syrian Planes Bomb Damascus

There was never any truce. Warplanes from Bashar al-Assad’s military swept over a Damascus suburb on the final day of what was supposed to be a holiday truce—though neither side kept up their end of the bargain. Proposed by international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and intended to extend over a long weekend in honor of the al-Adha holiday, the truce was broken by both pro- and anti-Assad forces. The bombing of a rebel stronghold Monday finished off any hope for a respite in the Syrian bloodshed.