Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Syria Declares Ceasefire

Syria declared today the halt of military operations in its cities as of Thursday, the official SANA news agency reported.

International envoy to Syria Kofi Annan said today hat the cease of all military fighting across Syria will go into effect as of 6 a.m. local time on Thursday.

An Annan spokesman said he will continue coordination with the Syrian government regarding the implementation of Annan's six-point cease-fire plan. The plan calls for a troop withdrawal from populated areas and a cease-fire by 12 April 12. The plan aims to pave the way for a political settlement to the 13-month old unrest.

Source: Xinhua, 11 April 2011

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