Breakdown of Ceasefire Plan Syria Might Follow
(NEW YORK) -- Should the Syrian government keep its word on Thursday and adhere to a pact brokered by United Nations special emissary Kofi Annan to end a crackdown on anti-government forces, here are the six points of the ceasefire proposal it would agree to:
1. A Syrian-led political process to address the aspirations and concerns of the Syrian people.
2. A U.N. supervised end to armed violence by all parties in Syria.
3. Timely humanitarian assistance in all areas affected by fighting.
4. Increasing the pace and scale of release of arbitrarily detained people.
5. Ensuring freedom of movement for journalists.
6. Respecting freedom of association and the right to demonstrate peacefully.
So far, a few hours into the ceasefire deadline, there have been no reports of major violence.
An activist in Homs told ABC News on Thursday, "Everything is calm, it's silent out. Yesterday, it was crazy and it was shelling all day. So this is nothing compared to yesterday."
The only real incident seems to be a report from the Local Coordination Committees that four tank shells fell in the town of Zabadani, located near Damascus.
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