In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, greets U.N. and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi prior to their closed-door meeting

 

              In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, greets U.N. and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi prior to their closed-door meeting
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, greets U.N. and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi prior to their closed-door meeting in Damascus, Syria, Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Brahimi met with Assad as part of his push for a cease-fire between rebels and government forces for the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which begins Oct. 26. SANA said Assad assured Brahimi that he supported his effort, but did not say whether he committed to a truce. (AP Photo/SANA)