April 12th, 2012
02:07 AM ET

Opposition: Syria truce deadline passes with no reports of major attacks

A cease-fire deadline passed early Thursday without reports of major attacks in Syria, opposition activists said, prompting dim hopes the warring sides will silence their guns and end more than a year of bloodshed.

A peace plan by international envoy Kofi Annan set a 6 a.m.  deadline (11 p.m. ET Wednesday) for government forces and opposition fighters to end  the violence that has killed thousands.

In the flashpoint city of Homs, activist Abu Salah reported no explosions or shelling since the deadline passed.
"Interestingly, we have been only hearing the sounds of birds," he said. "However, we have seen the security forces on alert."

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  1. Philip

    Asking everyone to take notes on what's happening/happened in the middle east with Syria, Lybia, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. And think of a good name to call 'Arab Spring' when "it" spreads to South America. (beginning with Venezuela, already) All I have so far is 'Amazon Winter'.

    April 12, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Take Hugo Chavez and stand him next to, say, Colonel Gadhafi. Both men enjoyed many years of doing business with westerners. Venezuela supplied US with about 1/3 of our oil at one time, and still do supply much through their 15,000 national oil company CITGO gas stations here. Gadhafi himself was trained at a London war college, overthrew the King of Libya, and allowed what the true Muslim King would not...welcoming the "christian" invaders rather than opposing them as commanded by Allah!
    Yet, both of these men wore out their welcome. Gadhafi is history. We are watching history in the making as Hugo Chavez is demonized for sharing his nations weath with his nations people RATHER than with OUR nations giant oil corporations ran by politicians current and previous.
    Amazon Winter. It began snowing in Venezuela 10 years ago. (2002 Bush-backed attempted coup of Hugo Chavez gov.)

    April 12, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Confessions of an Economic Hitman

    Read this book! You only THINK you know what's going on to Venezuela. At least watch some of that books author's videos on Youtube. And there's a sequel that includes research not only by the books author, a former NSA agent (NSA is boss of the CIA) but by severeal men just like him. Former agents spilling the beans that if digested by CNN would fart.

    April 12, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    LMAO. :) "fart". You can quote me on that one ya'll! LMAO

    April 12, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    I read this article on (Venezuela analysis .com) t itled " Venezuelan communist party warns of opposition destabilisation plans, possible foreign intervention"
    It says the opposition is planning a "Syrian style" international intervention following the Oct 7th election. They plan on mimicing Syria's unrest in way of Paramilitaries, assassians, and our all time favorite mercenaries. Criminal groups are said to already be present. But the communist party is organising to make sure that Hugos election goes as planned.

    Hmmm, looks like our 'hit men' have been busy enlisting some mercenaries for a trip to Venezuela. ;)

    April 12, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Carry

    Free Syrian Army , who are they ? this video from shows all details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfdUuvyh0js&feature=player_embedded#!

    April 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ZIMMERMAN'S fan

    Where was George wrong? Protecting his neighborhood or protecting himself? Should he have taken a beating or allowed the young MAN to take his gun and use it on him? What happen to the jewelry and burglary tool that Trayvon had on him at school?Did the police ever find out who the jewelry belong to? What was Trayvon doing in the neighborhood,after he left the 7-11 from the times of 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Was he looking for a new house to break into? I think so, remember now the best time to break into a house,is when it 's raining, the rain helps to silent the sounds of glass breaking!!!!!!Trayvon show me how violent he is, he attacked Zimmerman within seconds of talking to him. CAN'T hide that FACT!!!!HA!HA!!!!GOOD LUCK! MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nig on nig violence

    1,000 cases of nig on nig, and you pick the one where it was a brown guy who might have said nig to the nig. Who be da racistsists yo? Word.

    April 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 46323

    Syria actually honoring something? You've got to be kidding! Did hell just freeze over?

    April 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Gotta agree with you there....

      April 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |