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UN meeting again in search of Syria vote

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UN meeting again in search of Syria vote


The United Nations Security Council reconvenes today to try to agree – and possibly vote – on a draft resolution on sending monitors to Syria where a fragile ceasefire appears to be crumbling.

Unverified amateur video said to be of Aleppo on Friday purported to show loud anti-government demonstrations, in stark contrast to images of the same city shown on state television. They portrayed people dancing and celebrating.

Protests took place all over the country after Friday prayers, as thousands tested President Bashar al-Assad’s commitment to a six-point peace plan put together by UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

Although major bombardments by government forces appear to have been halted, there is mounting evidence to suggest the ceasefire is failing.

The opposition claims state forces killed 11 people. Damascus says two government sympathisers lost their lives.

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