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UN envoy: Syria crisis worsens

The crisis in Syria has deteriorated sharply, the international peace envoy for the country has said. Lakhdar Brahimi, though, said he believed a solution was still possible in 2013 under the terms of a peace plan agreed in Geneva in June.

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Brahimi makes 'personal call' for Syrians to lay down arms

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has made a 'personal' call to all parties in the Syrian conflict to stop fighting. He said that they could put down their arms unilaterally during Eid al-Adha.

The envoy, said his call for ceasefire during Eid was, "a personal initiative, not lengthy project or part of a peace process. It's a call and invitation to any Syrian in the street or the village….or to the armed man."

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