October 20th, 2012
12:34 PM ET

Death toll grows by 80 in Syria as U.N. envoy seeks cease-fire

Syria's 19-month-old civil war killed at least 80 people across the country today, a network of opposition activists said.

Of those killed, 39 people lived in Damascus and its suburb, said the Local Coordination Committees for Syria.

On Friday, a United Nations-Arab League envoy working for a cease-fire arrived in Damascus.

The envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, "eventually" will be meeting President Bashar al-Assad during a trip expected to last several days, said Brahimi's spokesman, Ahmad Fawzi.

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  1. chrissy

    How many times are they gonna try this *cease fire* business before they realize it doesnt work in this country?

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