A damaged building in Al Qasseer city, near Homs
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Assad 'buying time as violence continues', opposition say

29 March 2012 Last updated at 10:37 BST

Reports on the ground indicate that violence in Syria is continuing despite President Assad having said he was in favour of Kofi Annan's plan to end the crisis.

Rafif Jouejati, a spokeswoman for an opposition group called the Local Co-ordination Committees, said Mr Assad was buying time and he was not going to step down peacefully.