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Fighting and diplomacy in Syria

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Fighting in Syria continues with reports of government forces having flooding into the city of Deraa on Monday after overnight clashes.

Residents said at least one person has been killed.

Hundreds of troops and security men are reported to have spread out across the city in a bid to secure the area.

Earlier on Monday hundreds of opposition protesters marched through Deraa, the city where the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad started.

In Homs cleaning up is taking place after constant bombardment by government forces and clashes with rebels, especially in the district of Babr Amr.

Although the month long siege of the neighbourhood is effectively over, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Syrian Arab Red Crescent still have not been given government approval to go into the area.

On the diplomatic front the UN-Arab League appointed envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, is due to travel to Damascus on Saturday. It will be his first visit since being appointed.