Despite the failure of the truce between the Syrian regime and the rebels brokered by the UN the Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to come to the UN Security Council in November with new proposals aiming to resolve the crisis in Syria.
The envoy “will return with some ideas for action by the Security Council at the beginning of next month,” a UN diplomat said according to AFP. The diplomat said: “The political process can not start until Assad and the opposition are so beaten that they have no other choice. They are not there yet, but Brahimi has some ideas “.
Brahimi will head this week for Russia and China to discuss the crisis. In Beijing and Moscow, Brahimi will once again try to convince leaders to give up their objection for an action by the UN Security Council.
Meanwhile, fierce fighting has erupted in Damacus between government forces and rebels, with the rival sides accusing each other of breaching the ceasefire.
Syrian fighter jets have bombarded eastern suburbs of the capital, Damascus, activists say.
Warplanes reportedly hit the adjacent suburbs of Zamalka, Arbeen, Harasta and Zamalka on Sunday, where government forces are trying to root out rebels according to Al Jazeera.
Activists also reported fighting in the nearby suburb of Douma.
Joint UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had brokered a ceasefire that was supposed to begin on Friday, the first day of Eid al-Adha.
The opposition says an estimated 32,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in March last year.