Syrian rebels gave the regime of Bashar al-Assad until Friday noon to implement the Annan peace plan which includes a cessation of violence in the country, otherwise they see themselves free not to respect the plan. “If the Syrian regime does not meet the deadline of Friday noon, the command of the Free Syrian Army would be free not to abide to the Annan plan (…) and our duty is (… ) to protect civilians, “said the FSA in a statement.
The rebels called for a “commitment not to attack the UN observer mission and the opening of serious negotiations through the United Nations to restore power to the people.”
On Wednesday, the Syrian army resumed shelling of the town of Hula, the scene of a massacre denounced by the international community. The violence continues in Syria with yesterday’s death toll at 62.