Syria-U.N. agree on terms of monitoring mission




 
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Syria-U.N. agree on terms of monitoring mission
 
April 19th, 2012  
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Syria-U.N. agree on terms of monitoring mission
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria and the United Nations signed an agreement on Thursday on terms for hundreds of observers to monitor a ceasefire, but fierce diplomatic wrangling lies ahead to persuade the West the mission can have the authority and power to ensure peace. An handful of U.N. observers are already in Syria monitoring a week-old truce that has failed to stop bloodshed. The question of whether the mission can expand while violence continues is up in the air. A crowd mobbed the head of the advance party on Thursday, some demanding the death of President Bashar al-Assad. ...




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