Tuesday 25 July 2017

Syrian peace pledge is 'dead' say activists

Andrew Gilligan in Damascus

Syria has pledged to withdraw forces from its streets by tomorrow under an Arab League-brokered "peace deal", despite activists saying the regime's continued violence meant the accord was "already dead".

In an interview with 'The Daily Telegraph', Abdulfattah Ammura, the deputy foreign minister, insisted: "Syria means what it says and we will implement the Arab League agreement -- every aspect of it. If we agree to something, we do it."

The deal commits the regime to pulling out tanks and other military vehicles, releasing political prisoners and allowing free access to international observers and journalists. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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