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UN Puts Syrian Mission on Hold

In Syria, United Nations patrols have suspended their work, citing an "intensification of armed violence" that has prevented their marching orders, according to the New York Times. "U.N. observers will not be conducting patrols and will stay in their locations until further notice," the head of the mission, Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, said in a statement. The suspension of activities, he said, would be reviewed "on a daily basis.
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