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Syria accepts peace plan by UN envoy Kofi Annan

A building damaged by a blast in Aleppo, Syria on March 18, 2012 is pictured above.

March 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Syria has accepted a peace plan by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan.

The peace plan includes a cease-fire by Syrian forces, a daily two-hour halt in fighting to evacuate the injured and provide humanitarian aid and inclusive talks about a political solution.

The acceptance of Annan's proposal came in a letter on Tuesday. But there was no immediate end to the bloodshed as intense clashes between Syrian troops and rebel fighters spilled across the border into Lebanon.

The U.N. says more than 8,000 people have been killed in Syria's yearlong uprising.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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