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No sign of Syria ceasefire despite Annan peace plan


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No sign of Syria ceasefire despite Annan peace plan

Even with the agreement to Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria, the violence continues and videos purporting to show it are still being uploaded a social networking site.

The recent footage claims it shows attacks in the hotspots of Homs and Idlib.

Amnesty International estimates that more than 230 people have died in Syria since March 27 – the date Damascus accepted Annan’s peace plan.

The former UN Secretary General told the body’s 15-member Security Council that a deadline to halt fighting by April 10 has been agreed and the deal should take effect next week.

Though Russia has agreed that the Syrian government should take the first step towards implementing the ceasefire, it is clear that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still enjoys support from the country.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has been criticising Friends of the Syrian People – a group made up of Western and Arab countries and Damascus opponents. Lavrov is accusing them of wanting to derail the peace plan and financing and arming the rebels.

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