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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after attacking a tank with a rocket-propelled grenade during fighting in Aleppo, Syria, in September. (AP/Manu Brabo)
A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after attacking a tank with a rocket-propelled grenade during fighting in Aleppo, Syria, in September. (AP/Manu Brabo)

An al-Qaida-inspired Islamist group has rejected the short holiday cease-fire proposed by the international peace envoy to Syria.

The envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, said the government in Damascus and some rebel leaders agreed to a four-day truce during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, which starts Friday.

So far all diplomatic efforts have failed to stop Syria's violence, which activists say has killed more than 34,000 people.

The BBC's Tim Whewell reports from Marea, where some of the dead are being buried.

This segment aired on October 24, 2012.

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