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UN envoy urges Syria truce as conflict enters month 20

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International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called Monday for a ceasefire in Syria during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, as the revolt entered its 20th month with a death toll of more than 33,000. 

A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings following shelling by regime forces in the northern city of Aleppo. UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called Monday for a ceasefire in Syria during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, as the revolt entered its 20th month with a death toll of more than 33,000.

Brahimi made his call as he shuttled between Syria's neighbours, which have been bitterly divided by the conflict along the confessional lines that have traditionally riven the Islamic world.

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