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UN observers under attack near Homs

05-14-2012 09:40 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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A convoy of UN ceasefire observers has been attacked by gunfire near the central Syrian city of Homs.

It's the third attack on UN vehicles in less than a week. None of the observers were injured, but the convoy was forced to abandon its tour of the al-Qusair district.

On Friday, a UN convoy was pelted with stones as it headed to a Damascus suburb. And last Wednesday, a roadside bomb ripped through another convoy en-route to southern Daraa province.

The number of UN observers in Syria has risen to 189, with most of them deployed in restive Syrian cities. The UN is continuing its mission to monitor the ceasefire in Syria, despite almost daily violence between government and rebel forces.

Members of the United Nations observers mission in Syria travel in U.N. vehicles
as they leave the U.N. headquarters in Damascus, and head to the areas where
protests against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been taking
place, May 13, 2012.

UN observers drive past destroyed houses as they arrive to inspect the Bayyada
district of the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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