Arab States Weekly Review March 10th – 16th 2012

Israeli and Palestinian factions in Gaza agreed to a truce brokered by Egypt, after a four-day burst of fighting which left at least 25 Gazans dead. The violence was the worst in over two years, sparked by an Israeli air strike against a Palestinian guerilla leader.

Syrian government troops regained control of the northern city Idlib, which was previously in rebel hands. The UN raised its estimate of those killed in the unrests to 8,000.

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