Syrian Violence Continues After Peace Plan Deadline

The Takeaway
Violence continues in Syria, a day after the UN-backed ceasefire deadline. Kofi Annan voiced his hopes that both sides would come to follow the six-point peace plan which required the Syrian government to pull back its troops from towns and cities by April 10  and enforce a full ceasefire within the next 48 hours. At a conference in Hatay, Turkey, Annan said that he believed that "it's a bit too early to say that the plan has failed. The plan is still on the table and it is a plan that we are all fighting to implement, and it is a plan that the council has endorsed and it is a plan that the Syrians have endorsed." But the question lingers: What will it take for Bashar al-Assad and opposition forces to stop what has been almost a year of continuous bloodshed?   For that, we speak with Stephen Kinzer, journalist, commentator, and Professor of International Relations at Boston University.
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