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Syria accepts Arab League peace plan after Cairo talks

3 November 2011 Last updated at 03:31 GMT

Syria has accepted a peace plan proposed by the Arab League to end more than seven months of violence, the League says.

The statement came after Arab League officials met in Cairo to negotiate a solution to the turmoil.

The agreement includes the release of prisoners, the withdrawal of security forces from the streets and talks between the government and opposition.

Jonathan Head reports.