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September 25, 2021

Some 84 killed in Syria since the start of Eid al-Fitr festivities

The new UN-Arab League representative denied making comments that it was too soon for Assad to step down.

Dozens of people were reported killed across Syria on the first day on the Muslim Eid a Fitr holiday, as clashes between the army and rebels continued, Al Jazeera reported. Italian news agency AGI quotes the London-based Syrian Human Rights Observatory who reported 84 people at start of the Eid al-Fitr festivities, AGI informs. The last 24 hours’ casualties, according to SHRO, involve 28 civilians, 22 insurgents and 34 regular soldiers. The latter total is compounded by the discovery of 16 unidentified bodies in the insurgent controlled village of al-Tall, in outer Damascus’ south-western Rif Dimashq district.Meanwhile, President Bashar al-Assad was shown on state television making his first appearance in public since a July bombing that killed four top security officials, attending prayers at a Damascus mosque on Sunday.Syrians held prayers and staged demonstrations for Eid, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan  for  the second year under the shadow of a conflict the UN says has killed more than 17,000 people.

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