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Syria - Apr 29, 2012 - 11:23

Last modified: 29 Apr 2012 08:23
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Here's a quick recap of developments on the ongoing unrest in Syria:
 
• Two weeks into a ceasefire deal, the violence continues unabated. 

• The Syrian oppositon are now calling for "safe zones" to allow humanitarian aid to get through.
• Radwan Ziadeh, director of foreign relations at the Syrian National Council, told Al Jazeera the UN was naive to believe the Syrian government would comply with its peace plan: 

"The only language [President Bashar] al-Assad's regime will understand is using force against him. That is why it is important now to tackle the humanitarian disaster by implementing the safe zone and having no fly zones. Sending observers and all of that will not enforce Assad to stop the killings," he said. 

You can watch the interview here
• There has been more violence reported in the central flashpoint city of Homs, activists say more people have been killed, as UN observers tour an embattled neighbourhood within the area. 

• Lebanon has seized a Sierra Leone-registered ship full of weapons reportedly bound for Syrian fighters:

For more detail and context, read our news story: Syrian opposition calls for aid 'safe zones'