Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Syria: Rebel chief 'threatens new Syria attacks'

Syria's rebel leader has threatened to resume attacks because President Bashar Assad's government has not honoured a ceasefire, a pan-Arab newspaper reported today.

Free Syrian Army chief Riad al-Asaad told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that "our people are demanding that we defend them".

The comments were published in today's edition of the paper and could deal yet another blow to a peace plan brokered by United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan.

Both sides of the conflict are accused of violating the ceasefire at the centrepiece of Mr Annan's plan. Read More