Analysis: Syria peace plan seen buying Assad time




 
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Analysis: Syria peace plan seen buying Assad time
 
April 4th, 2012  
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Analysis: Syria peace plan seen buying Assad time
BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's acceptance of a plan that puts the onus on rebels as well as the Syrian army to end more than a year of bloodshed may buy him time and, at least temporarily, reduce world pressure against him. Syria has pledged to withdraw all military units from towns by April 10 to pave the way for a ceasefire, brokered by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, with armed rebels two days later. But by calling on the insurgents to stop fighting too, the deal provides a get-out clause for Assad. ...




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