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Failed Syrian cease-fire ends; death toll tops 500

Regime steps up its bombing of rebel strongholds

BEIRUT — Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti­regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since the Syrian uprising started 19 months ago.

The death toll for what was supposed to be a four-day cease-fire between the regime of President Bashar Assad and rebels seeking his overthrow exceeded 500. More than 80 people were killed Monday, according to observer groups.

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