Analysis: Assad foes doubt Syria truce but have few options




 
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Analysis: Assad foes doubt Syria truce but have few options
 
April 20th, 2012  
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Topic: Analysis: Assad foes doubt Syria truce but have few options


Analysis: Assad foes doubt Syria truce but have few options
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Barely had the first U.N. ceasefire monitors set foot on Syrian soil this week than Bashar al-Assad's enemies were discussing the likelihood of the mission failing and warning of punitive measures against the Syrian president. The emir of Qatar gave Syria's flawed truce a three percent chance of holding while U.S. officials, pointing to continued army shelling of rebel strongholds, questioned whether there was any point adding to the handful of international monitors in place. France said it put no faith in the ceasefire because Assad was not sincere and even U.N. ...




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