UN truce fails in Syria

Syrian rebels say a UN-backed truce has failed in Syria after a Friday deadline for a ceasefire passed.  Rebels began to attack over the weekend, acknowledged by a Syrian opposition watchdog which said at least 80 Syrian troops were killed in a surge of attacks.  International mediator Kofi Annan is expected to address the UN on Thursday and with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday.

 

Read more on Reuters  and about Annan’s next moves on Rappler.