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UN to send observers to Syria

04-15-2012 10:35 BJT

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The UN will send an advance team of observers to Syria on Sunday to monitor a shaky ceasefire. This decision comes as a surge in violence on the ground threatens to derail international efforts to end more than a year of bloodshed.

Russia and China joined the 15-nation Security Council to authorize the deployment of up to 30 unarmed observers. This is the first resolution on Syria the council has managed to approve unanimously since the unrest began in March 2011.

A spokesman for international mediator Kofi Annan said a team of 6 monitors would arrive within 24 hours and deploy within 36 hours, with more to follow within days. Fighting raged on inside Syria Saturday. Activists say at least 6 people were killed in various incidents.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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