CAIRO (AFP) - Syria on Wednesday fully accepted an Arab League plan to end nearly eight months of bloodshed, during a ministerial meeting at the organisation's Cairo headquarters, a League official said. "The Syrian delegation accepted the Arab League plan without reservations and in its entirety," the official said. The peace plan agreed to by Syria, a copy of which was obtained by AFP, provides for a "complete halt to the violence to protect civilians." It also calls for the "release of people detained as a result of the recent events, the withdrawal of forces from towns and districts where there have been armed clashes, and the granting of access to the Arab League, and Arab and international media." The blueprint stipulates that "the Arab ministerial committee (headed by the prime minister of Qatar) will conduct consultations with the government and the various Syrian opposition parties aimed at launching a national dialogue." The text did not specify a venue for the dialogue, a bone of contention between the government, which insists on Damascus, and the opposition which says it should be outside Syria. Deserters killed 15 members of the security forces in two operations in Hama province of central Syria on Wednesday, a rights group said. "A group of deserters blew up a device as a military van and a vehicle passed by in Al-Madiq area, killing seven soldiers," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Eight other security personnel were killed in a similar attack on a convoy carrying security agents and pro-regime militiamen on the road between Qaalet al-Madiq and Sqailbiyeh, it said in a statement received in Nicosia. The Observatory said the attacks were carried out "in response to the massacre of 11 workers" earlier the same day by a pro-regime group in Homs, another province in central Syria. The gunmen stormed a factory in the restive province, killing the 11, while security forces shot dead eight civilians in several Homs neighbourhoods, the rights watchdog said.