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Syria - Apr 10, 2012 - 06:57

Last modified: 10 Apr 2012 03:57


Here's a quick summary of where things stand:

The deadline for Syria to start implementing the first phase of the UN peace plan has expired, and there seems little hope the government will keep its promises.

Soldiers fired across two borders on Monday, while activists reported more shelling and more killing.

Tanks and troops were supposed to be out of towns and cities by now, but the US has said there seems to be no sign Syria is sticking to the deal brokered by the UN envoy, Kofi Annan.

Victoria Nuland, the US state department spokesperson, said:

"These incidents are just another indication that the Assad regime does not seem at all willing to meet the commitments that it made to Kofi Annan. Not only has the violence not abated; it has been worse in recent days."

And not just worse, but more widely spread.

A refugee camp in neighbouring Turkey came under fire on Monday.

Read our news story for more detail and context: Syria ceasefire plan prospects grow dim

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Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught has sent this report from Antakya, a southern city on the border with Syria: