Syria welcomes Algerian Brahimi as Annan successor
Published 08/18/2012, The Jamestown Sun
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government on Saturday welcomed the naming of a former Algerian diplomat as the U.N.'s new point-man in efforts to halt the country's escalating civil war. Activists reported more shelling by regime troops, including an air attack on a northern border town where scores died earlier this week.Word count: 863
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