Alleged diary of former army chief of staff weighs in on revolution; army says such reports only sow confusion
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Rebels criticise Brahimi as they did with Kofi Annan
New special envoy to Syria admits the task ahead may be insurmountable as violence continues unabated
Brahimi will fill the post previously occupied by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Annan held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister and Iraqi Prime Minister to discuss the escalating violence in neighbouring Syria.