DAMASCUS, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian army's general command stressed Saturday its determination to decisively repulse all " criminal acts" committed by "terrorists", adding that those " terrorists" have violated the cease-fire for the next consecutive day.
In a statement aired on the state TV, the general command recounted a number of violations committed by the armed rebels in a number of Syrian areas on Saturday, mainly an attack on five water pumps in the northern city of Aleppo that resulted in a water outage in the western part of the city.
Another major attack was carried out by a car bomb, which went off earlier Saturday in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, destroying the facade of al-Seirian Church.
As the army accused "armed terrorist groups" of violating the truce, the opposition activists also reported airstrikes on some restive suburbs in the eastern of Damascus, adding that many people were killed.
The Local Coordination Committees (LCC), an activists' network, said 12 people were killed Saturday due to the government troops' airstrikes on the battered Damascus suburb of Douma.
The LCC also reported violence and clashes elsewhere in the unrest-battered country, adding that 39 people have so far been killed nationwide Saturday.
Yet, the activists' account could not be checked independently.
With the conflicting parties blaming each other, hopes for a workable cease-fire truce, proposed by UN-Arab League special representative Lakhdar Brahimi, have faded away.
Brahimi has been shuttling among regional countries to push for the truce during the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha as a prelude for further pacification.
The Muslim feast started on Friday, but the violence continued unabatedly.