The Syrian regime's troops today launched new offensives in various parts of the country, while the advance of specialized equipment in peacekeepingUN, led by Robert Mood of Norway, has come to Damascus. Amnesty International has recorded at least 232 dead since the regime agreed last week, the peace plan of Kofi Annan, the UN special envoy.
The regime forces attacked the village of Duma, 12 kilometers from Damascus, and at least two towns in the province of Aleppo, a town in the province of Dera.Activist groups say there have been clashes betweenrebels and hard military and 27 people have died.
The continuing violence feeds the flow of refugees.Turkish sources have indicated that more than 1,000people have crossed the border in the last 24 hours, bringing to 20,000 the total received Syrian refugees in Turkey.
Kofi Annan is scheduled to report today the UN General Assembly on his efforts and the status of the situation. The plan promoted by the former general secretary of United Nations provides for the cessationof violence by the UN supervised the opening of a political process, reflecting the aspirations of the Syrian people, guarantees of access to humanitarian aid and journalists, the right to protest peaceful and the release of political prisoners.