Opposition council devising plan to topple Basar Al-Assad
(DN) The head faces behind the ailing U.N mission in Syria are planning to brief the Security Council today as diplomats intensify their efforts to end the country’s widespread almost non-stop violence.
Maj. Gen Robert Wood of Norway, head of the failing U.N mission in Syria is expected sometime today to huddle with council members in a closed-door meeting. It’s taking place just three days after the mission suspended its operations because of growing violence.
Syrian opposition groups say more than 13,000 people have been killed since President Bashar al-Assad’s government started cracking down on anti-government protesters last year. The United Nations’ latest estimate puts the death toll at more than 10,000.
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