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Sunday, April 29, 2012

UN Observers: "extremely important" that ALL sides respect a promised ceasefire in Syria

DAMASCUS — UN observers said on Sunday that it was "extremely important" that all sides respect a promised ceasefire in Syria as a veteran peacekeeper flew in to take command after a new day of bloodshed.

A mission spokesman said that an advance party of truce observers had already set up base in the major troublespots in the 13-month conflict.

He said it was a "matter of the utmost urgency" for the world body to expand the flegling mission to the full 300 personnel authorised by the Security Council.

A full 32 people were killed on Saturday, more than two weeks into the ceasefire brokered by international peace envoy Kofi Annan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"It is extremely important in the context of our mandate that there is full cessation of violence in all its forms by all the parties," said mission spokesman Neeraj Singh. Read More