‘Failing’ Syria Peace Plan Raises Question of What’s NextDahlia Kholaif
At least 24 Syrians were killed by security forces during protests across the country, according to an opposition group.
Twelve people were killed in the northern province of Idlib and others died today in areas including Aleppo near the Turkish border and Daraa in the south, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria said in an e-mailed statement.
The group says more than 500 people have died since a cease-fire went into effect on April 12. The truce was brokered by United Nations envoy Kofi Annan and agreed to by President Bashar al-Assad and the leading opposition groups.
The UN is seeking to recruit 300 observers to bolster a monitoring mission in Syria to assess the cease-fire. The U.S. and allies have expressed skepticism about the accord and say they are preparing tougher measures against Assad.
Syria’s government has blamed the violence on foreign-backed extremist groups, and says parliamentary elections due on May 7 mark a step toward the political openness that the Syrian public is seeking.
To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.
If you believe that you may have received this message in error please let us know.
- In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value
- China Regulator Seizes Anbang, Chairman Faces Fraud Prosecution
- The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone
- Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Got $638 Million in Year of Firm's IPO
- U.S. Companies Abandon the NRA as Boycott Call Grows