The U.N. Security Council yesterday agreed to expand the small team monitoring the fragile ceasefire in Syria to 300 members. Kofi Annan, the U.N./Arab League envoy, said the decision was a “pivotal moment in the stabilization of the country.” Meanwhile, the fighting in Syria continues. Activists said Syrian troops shelled a Damascus suburb and rebels [...]
The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed in a vote on Saturday to send 300 observers to Syria to monitor a shaky ceasefire as UN monitors visited the restive province of Homs.
The advance team of six U.N. observers has arrived in Damascus to monitor Syria's 4-day-old cease-fire, International envoy Kofi Annan's spokesman said Monday.