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      Archive: 10/19/2012
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        10/19/2012, Cheshvan 3, 5773

      UN Envoy to Damascus to Attempt Holiday Truce


      United Nations/Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is scheduled to arrive in Syria, Friday in an attempt to arrange a brief truce for next week's Muslim Eid Al-Adha holiday. Brahimi will meet on Saturday with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem.

      Brahimi said in Jordan, Thursday, "If the ceasefire is implemented, we can build on it and make it a real truce as well as the star of a political process that would help the Syrians solve their problems and rebuild their country." He added, "If the Syrian crisis continues, it will not remain inside Syria. It will affect the entire region."