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Syrians rally amid heavy military presence

By: Alice Fordham BEIRUT, Lebanon — Tens of thousands of reenergized opponents of the Syrian government gathered Friday for demonstrations across the country on the second day of a fragile cease-fire, but many rallies were thwarted by a heavy military … Continue reading

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Syria ceasefire: Security forces ‘fire at protesters’

Several people have been shot dead during protests in Syria, activists say, as the UN considers deploying monitors to oversee a peace plan. Security forces fired into the air to disperse crowds in several locations. But in some, protesters were … Continue reading

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Syrian forces shoot dead protesters despite ceasefire

By: Lauren Gambino Syrian forces shot dead three anti-government protesters on Friday on the second day of a nationwide ceasefire, as tens of thousands of people demonstrated against President Bashar al-Assad, activists said. One demonstrator was killed in Assi square … Continue reading

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Video: Syria urged to respect ceasefire

The United Nations is discussing a plan to send 30 unarmed observers into Syria to monitor a ceasefire there.

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Syrian opposition vows protest to test shaky truce

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syria’s opposition called for widespread protests Friday to test the regime’s commitment to an internationally brokered cease-fire that the U.N. chief described as so fragile it could collapse with a single gunshot. Regime forces halted heavy shelling … Continue reading

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Watson: Syrians crawling through barbed wire to escape

By: Ashley Fantz On Thursday, CNN correspondent Ivan Watson was at a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. About 150 feet away, a barbed-wire fence marked the border. For hours, he watched Syrians, whole families even, crawl through a hole in … Continue reading

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Syria ceasefire: five potential stumbling blocks

By: Ian Black If Kofi Annan’s plan fails, the UN security council will lose patience and get tougher with President Bashar al-Assad. Opposition demonstrations If the ceasefire holds – a big if – the Syrian opposition will test the Annan … Continue reading

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Business as usual in Damascus as ceasefire falls

By: Phil Sands DAMASCUS, Syria – This city has not yet been hit with violence of the scale that other Syrian cities have suffered – the artillery barrages in Homs, the tank assaults in Hama – so it is perhaps no … Continue reading

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Annan tells U.N. Syria hasn’t fully met truce terms

By: Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan told the Security Council on Thursday that Syria has not fully complied with the terms of his peace plan but called for the swift deployment of a U.N. truce-monitoring force to the country, … Continue reading

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Syria truce faces first major test on Friday: opposition

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian protests after weekly prayers on Friday will be the first major test for a U.N.-backed ceasefire, the head of the main opposition group said on Thursday, adding that the truce remains fragile as long as the … Continue reading

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