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Envoy Says Syria Cease-fire Firm for April 12

U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said a Syrian cease-fire should take effect on April 12 but he admitted that progress is slow in ending violence from the government crackdown on dissent.

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U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, center, is welcomed by Syrian refugee children upon his arrival at Yayladagi refugee camp in Hatay province, Turkey, April 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Umit Bektas, Pool)
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U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, center, is welcomed by Syrian refugee children upon his arrival at Yayladagi refugee camp in Hatay province, Turkey, April 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Umit Bektas, Pool)

In this image made from amateur video released by the Syrian Media Council and accessed April 10, 2012, smoke rises following purported shelling in Homs, Syria. Syrian troops shelled and raided opposition strongholds across Syria activists said, denying c
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In this image made from amateur video released by the Syrian Media Council and accessed April 10, 2012, smoke rises following purported shelling in Homs, Syria. Syrian troops shelled and raided opposition strongholds across Syria activists said, denying c

In this photo taken April 9, 2012, Syrian refugees are seen at a camp in Reyhanli, Turkey. Turkey's prime minister accused Syria of infringing its border and said Tuesday that his country is considering what steps to take in response, including measures "
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In this photo taken April 9, 2012, Syrian refugees are seen at a camp in Reyhanli, Turkey. Turkey's prime minister accused Syria of infringing its border and said Tuesday that his country is considering what steps to take in response, including measures "

In this photo taken April 9, 2012, Syrian refugees are seen at a camp in Reyhanli, Turkey. (AP Photo/Germano Assad)
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In this photo taken April 9, 2012, Syrian refugees are seen at a camp in Reyhanli, Turkey. (AP Photo/Germano Assad)

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