Amid ongoing skirmishes in Syria, it's being reported that the Assad regime has accepted a 6-point peace plan offered by U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan. In addition to calling for daily cease-fires to allow evacuation of the wounded, the plan also calls for the beginning of discussions between the Assad regime and opposition representatives.
The question is whether this is a stalling tactic of the Syrian government, as many suspect it is. Exiled opposition groups meeting this week in Istanbul will clearly have to weigh in on the plan. The conflict has already claimed an estimated 8,000 lives.