World Leaders Reach Deal to End the Crisis in Syria
Members of the international community reached an agreement today to end the crisis that currently afflicts Syria.
Kofi Annan, special envoy of the members, said: “The first step should be a renewed commitment to the cease-fire between the Syrian regime and the opposition, and the implementation of a six-point peace plan backed by the UN and the Arab League”.
The agreement also called for the Syrian government to release the detainees and to allow journalists access to the country. “The right to peaceful demonstrations should be respected,” said Annan.
The covenant is a last-minute attempt to end the bloodshed in Syria and contain a growing crisis, which some diplomats had warned that could affect the whole region.
Local Coordination Committees estimate that over 14,000 people have died in Syria since the conflict initiated. Violence reigns 15 months after the protests against the regime began. (MZ)
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