BEIRUT — There was no respite from the fighting in Syria on Tuesday as Muslims celebrated
State television, meanwhile, broadcast images of Syrian President
After Tuesday's service in Damascus, photographs shared via social media showed Assad wading through crowds of supporters, shaking hands.
Although in the past both sides have attempted to observe temporary cease-fires on religious holidays, there was no sign of a halt to hostilities Tuesday.
Rebel fighters fired mortar rounds and rockets into three Damascus neighborhoods, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based pro-opposition group.
The group also reported government bombardments in the eastern Ghouta district outside Damascus, a target of deadly chemical attacks in August, as well as in the southwestern city of Dara, near the Jordanian border. No casualty figures were immediately available.
Opposition activists accused pro-government militia fighters of throwing a hand grenade in a mosque in Tadamon, a heavily contested district in south Damascus, killing one person. An administrator for the loyalist National Defense Forces in Tadamon disputed the opposition account.
"The person who threw the grenade was the one who died in the incident," said the administrator, who asked to be identified by a traditional nickname, Abu Elia. "It was a personal fight ... nothing political."