(CNN) -- As international envoy Kofi Annan negotiated a cease-fire in Syria, government forces raided opposition strongholds, killing and detaining residents in attacks amounting to war crimes, a rights group said Wednesday. Government forces killed at least 95 people during the two-week offensive in Idlib shortly before the cease-fire, according to Human Rights Watch.The attacks occurred in late March and early April as Annan was negotiating with the government to end the fighting, according to the group.
(CNN) -- Special envoy Kofi Annan told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that international observers are the last hope for success of a peace plan in Syria. Otherwise, he warned, Syria is sure to plunge into full-scale civil war... Read Post
(CNN) -- The civilian death toll mounted in Syria Wednesday as the U.N.-Arab League envoy for the country, Kofi Annan, considered a response from Syrian authorities to proposals laid out in weekend meetings, officials said. Annan "h... Read Post