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Fri Feb 24: Friends of Syria Meeting to Discuss UN Peacekeeping Force for Syria

Friday, February 24, 2012 (All day)

As Syrian President Bashir Assad continued to order the shelling of civilians in rebel-controlled areas of central Syria, a "Friends of Syria" meeting was held on Friday, February 24.   The group of over 90 European, Middle Eastern and American nations made plans for a UN peacekeeping force to follow an anticipated cease-fire, designated corridors for humanitarian aid to flow to Syrian civilians, and discussed possible punitive measures against President Assad should he continue to refuse their demands for a ceasfire against civilians and the defy the UN General Assembly resolution that he step down.

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