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16 April 2014, Wednesday
 
 
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Syrian opposition refuses to give regime guarantees

8 April 2012, Sunday /AP
The commander of the Free Syrian Army has refused a regime demand for a 'written guarantee' to end fighting.

Col. Riad al-Asaad's comments come hours after Syria demanded "written guarantees" that its opponents will lay down their weapons before the government withdraws its troops from cities, derailing a UN-brokered truce that was supposed to start in two days.

Al-Asaad said Sunday that his group does not recognize President Bashar Assad's regime and for that reason they will not give guarantees.

Al-Asaad told The Associated Press by telephone from Turkey that if the regime abides by UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan's six-point plan to end the violence, his group will cease fire.

 
 
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