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Syria deemed too dangerous for U.N. monitors to resume mission

By: Carol Williams The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations told the Security Council on Tuesday that violence in Syria has escalated to a point where it was too dangerous for the world body’s 300 unarmed monitors to resume their … Continue reading

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Monitors to stay in Syria, U.N. says

The U.N. monitoring mission in Syria will remain in place for now despite its activities being halted due to rising violence, its leaders said Tuesday. Security Council members huddled behind closed doors with the mission’s leader, Norwegian Maj. Gen. Robert … Continue reading

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Video: Heavy fighting kills 34 in Syria, UN monitors blocked

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Head of U.N. force in Syria says monitors’ presence has cut government violence

The United Nations general leading the mission to monitor a U.N.-brokered cease-fire in Syria said Thursday that he believed the mission was beginning to have an effect. “Since I arrived on Sunday, we’ve seen less mortar fire and less shelling,” … Continue reading

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Irish monitors travel to Syria next week

Irish military monitors are to take up duty in strife-torn Syriaon Friday — less than two weeks after being chosen for the task, writes Tom Brady. The six unarmed observers will join a United Nations mission, whose role it is to oversee a … Continue reading

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UN says 30 ceasefire monitors to be deployed to Syria by April 30

The UN anticipates that 30 of up to 300 members of the UN ceasefire monitoring team for Syria will be on the ground by April 30, the deputy UN spokesman, Eduardo del Buey, said here Friday, Xinhua reported. “The UN is working … Continue reading

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U.N. official: Syria resuming violence as monitors leave

The Syrian military is halting violence in areas entered by U.N. observers but resumes shooting once the monitors leave, a spokesman for the U.N. special envoy to Syria said Tuesday, citing “credible reports.” The news came on a day of … Continue reading

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Syria bloodshed calms as UN monitors arrive

BEIRUT—At least 17 people were killed in Syria’s clashes Sunday, but the deployment of UN truce monitors calmed the shelling of the Syrian opposition stronghold of Homs for a second day Sunday. However, President Bashar Assad’s troops kept up heavy … Continue reading

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Annan asks Syria to halt use of heavy weapons; Syrian troops storm Douma

International mediator Kofi Annan said on Sunday that the U.N. Security Council’s decision to deploy the further 300 ceasefire monitors in Syria marked a “pivotal moment for the stabilization of the country.” In a statement issued in Geneva, he called … Continue reading

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UN monitors visit Syria opposition stronghold

By: Karin Laub BEIRUT — Five U.N. truce monitors ventured Saturday into the heart of the Syrian uprising, one of the hardest-hit opposition strongholds, and were thronged by residents clamoring for foreign military help to oust President Bashar Assad. Activists … Continue reading

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