Syrian Forces Storm Rebel Areas, Torch Homes - Indian Express
The Syrian government has sent troops backed by tanks into rebellious areas, hunting down activists and torching their homes and bulldozing others, opposition groups said.
At the United Nations, international envoy Kofi Annan set an April 10 deadline for full compliance with a peace plan to end the violence in Syria. He also told the Security Council at a closed door briefing Monday that Damascus has agreed to withdraw its troops from cities by that date, reversing its previous refusal to implement the measure, diplomats said.
The opposition is deeply skeptical of Assad’s intention to abide by his promises, describing it as another attempt to buy time while government troops continue their assault on the rebels.