Syria in Crisis

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Peace Deal Reached, but Violence Persists

After meeting humanitarian envoy and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on March 27, 2012, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to a peace deal, which included a ceasefire, an end to the use of heavy weapons in civilian areas and a two-hour daily halt in fighting to allow aid deliveries and evacuations.

 

But just one day after the promising meeting, at least 26 people were reported killed, as security forces fired shells and rockets, staged raids and clashed with resistance fighters in defiance of the agreed-upon ceasefire.

 

(Photo: REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

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