Instead of celebrating the Muslim holiday in peace - as was hoped for, after the Syrian government and rebels agreed to a truce - Friday in Syria was marred by yet more violence.
Some 103 people were found dead– among them 39 in and around Damascus, including 10 killed in one explosion - on the first day of what was supposed to be a four-day cease-fire for Eid al-Adha, the opposition Local Coordination Committees reported.
The same group pointed to more than 292"violations" of the truce by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, including gunfire and shelling.
Syrian state media, meanwhile, accused "terrorists," a term it commonly uses for opposition fighters, of being responsible for acts of violence Friday around the Middle Eastern nation.
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency, for example, reported car bombings in Damascus and Daraa and attacks on civilians outside the Syrian capital. Armed men fired at military checkpoints in Aleppo and Deir Ezzor, while "terrorist groups" from Lebanon shot at border guards, Syrian state TV reported.
While Friday itself was supposed to be peaceful, violence is hardly new to Syria. The unrest began more than 19 months ago when the government clamped down on opposition calls for reform, and since then the situation has devolved into a bloody civil war that has left thousands of people dead.