Syrian army moving into new areas

2012-04-10 17:44

Hatay - International peace mediator Kofi Annan said on Tuesday that the Syrian army was pulling out of some areas of the country, but moving into others.

"The Syrian military is withdrawing from some areas, but moving to others not previously targeted," Annan said at a news conference after visiting Syrian refugees in border camps in Turkey.

Earlier, Syria's foreign minister told Russia that Damascus had started withdrawing troops in line with Annan's peace plan, but Russia said the regime should implement the initiative more decisively.

The rare visit by veteran Foreign Minister Walid Muallem to Moscow coincided with a deadline under the Annan plan for Syria to withdraw forces from protest cities.

"I told my Russian colleague of the steps Syria is taking to show its goodwill for the implementation of the Annan plan," Muallem said after talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

"We have already withdrawn military units from different Syrian provinces," he said without giving details on locations.

Read more on:    kofi annan  |  russia  |  syria  |  uprisings  |  syria conflict

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