5 Nov 2011

Amnesty offered in Syria

8:35 am on 5 November 2011

An amnesty for anti-government fighters was announced by State TV in Syria on Friday.

Those who carry arms, who sold them, distributed them, bought them or financed their purchase, were invited by the Ministry of the Interior to turn themselves in and surrender their weapons to the nearest police station.

The offer applies from 5 - 12 November 5 to November.

But it applies only to those who have not committed any murder.

The BBC reports the offer coincided with reports that more than 100 people had been killed in the city of Homs, where tanks have been shelling parts of the city.