plan meant to halt violence and lead to dialogue with the opposition
within two weeks, league officials announced Wednesday, but government
opponents and others voiced doubt that Damascus could or would change
tactics so abruptly.
The plan calls for the government of President Bashar al-Assad to remove all tanks and armored vehicles from the streets, to halt violence aimed at protesters and to release political prisoners, estimated at about 70,000 by the Arab League. The league would then initiate dialogue with the opposition at its headquarters in Cairo.
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