Posted by: winslie | October 18, 2012

Lakhdar Brahimi pursues peace for Syria with Turkey and Iran.

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is attempting to broker a temporary ceasefire for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which is next week.

Reported in Guardian yesterday

Perhaps a dialogue will develop between all parties involved.

EU officials dismissed the idea as far-fetched, because it would first require a durable ceasefire and moves towards a political transition — both of which have proved elusive over the 19 months of the crisis.

It is clearly being discussed, though. Qatar‘s prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al Thani, said any such force would have to be “well-armed”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported 69 people were killed in Syria on Monday, mostly in Damascus.

Brahimi, who replaced Kofi Annan last month, was due to travel on to the Egyptian capital, Cairo, his latest stop on a regional tour aimed at forging a solution to a conflict which has claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. Last week, the Algerian diplomat met leaders in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the two Sunni states which have been the biggest supporters of the Syrian opposition.

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