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Syria Government-Rebels Should Work With Annan, Arab League Says

July 05, 2012

Syria’s government and opposition should work with United Nations envoy Kofi Annan to resolve the conflict in their country, Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Bin Heli said.

Annan’s six-point plan is a road map to end the 16-month- long conflict, Heli told a press conference in Cairo broadcast by Al Jazeera television. “Everyone realizes that betting on the military option is not the right solution,” Heli said.

The government of President Bashar al-Assad is fighting a growing insurrection in which more than 10,000 people have died, according to UN estimates. At least 114 people were killed in Syria yesterday and a further 28 today, the Local Coordination Committees in Syria said by e-mail.

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