Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bomb explodes near UN observers' chief in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria – A roadside bomb has exploded in a restive suburb of the Syrian capital as the chief of the U.N. observers was visiting.

No casualties were reported from Sunday's blast in Douma, which damaged a parked Toyota pickup car. It was not immediately clear what the bomb's target was.

Maj. Gen. Robert Mood and a team of observers and journalists were some 150 meters (500 feet) away when the blast went off, blowing off the front of the vehicle.

A U.N. observer team with more than 200 members now on the ground has done little to quell the bloodshed in Syria, and some monitors have even been caught up in the violence themselves. Read More