March 31st, 2012
03:53 AM ET

Clashes erupt in Syria despite demands for cease-fire

The Syrian military clashed with defectors in the capital of Damascus on Saturday as regime forces bombarded other towns with heavy gunfire despite the United Nations' call for a cease-fire, opposition activists said.

Gunfire between both sides erupted in the Homs neighborhoods of Baba Amr and Jouret Al-Arayes, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said. Early-morning shelling also targeted other various areas in Daraa, Idlib, Hama and the Damascus countryside, opposition activists said.

The latest violence comes after a U.N. special envoy ordered President Bashar al-Assad to implement a peace plan and not await concessions from the opposition.

"The government must stop first and then discuss a cessation of hostilities with the other side and with the mediator," Ahmad Fawzi, a spokesman for special envoy Kofi Annan said Friday. "We expect him to implement this plan immediately."

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  1. chrissy

    @ hamsta troll, who is your friend sitting in prison because he was railroaded? His name please!

    March 31, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • hamsta

      Kelvin Kaigle is his name Chrissy

      March 31, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Thats what i thought, if you were REALLY hamsta you woulda answered that in a new york minute!

    March 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Well cmon troll, you keep posting bout *read the damn archives*, havent you found the answer yet missy?

    March 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hamsta

    chrissy i already answered you at 10:14 and I am not a missy

    March 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    wrong, its kelvin KAIGLER.

    March 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hamsta

    chrissy you are wrong

    March 31, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hamsta

    i made a typo and i dont read archives

    March 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    oh no im not lmao! Gotcha! Hamsta and i have had too many converstations about it! Google it fool!

    March 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hamsta

    chrissy i like you but your becoming just like the other women on here. dont do that

    March 31, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    You are so full of it! First you tell me im wrong, then you say you made a typo! And it took you a half hour to remember? Cmon mary you can do better!

    March 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    and there you go again, the REAL hamsta doesnt like me!

    March 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hamsta

    im not Mary and I do like you. I am cooking

    March 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Whatever your cooking its trouble, cuz you aint hamsta!

    March 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • patrick ©

      Chrissy, You solved the mystery. Maybe Mary has been hamsta all along. Chrissy, I will do a dinner for you. Glad I didn't waste key strokes on hamsta=Mary.

      April 1, 2012 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. SAVIOR at WGFN (who gives a fork news)

    Back to you CNN

    March 31, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Awww well ty patrick, cant say ive ever had a man cook me dinner unless it was a restaurant. I can say that the posts this week by hamsta have not really been hamsta! He has a distinct style and this person dont have it! Glad i could help ya out. Happy bd

    April 1, 2012 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
    • patrick ©

      @chrissy, then no man is worthy of you if they've never made dinner or even breakfast for you. My ex can cook but she was useless at dicing and chopping. I sent her to Le Cordon Bleu when she was in France in 09 for a class on this. But she still uses her Cuisanart for this.

      April 2, 2012 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
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