UN complains that the Syrian troops violate the cease-fire

UN complains that the Syrian troops violate the cease-fire

New York City : NY : USA | Apr 19, 2012 at 4:26 AM PDT
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Map of Syria showing the location of the western city of Homs

Ban Ki-moon

"The Syrian government has yet to fully embark their primary obligations concerning the actions and deployment of their forces , or cause to get back to the barracks," , Ban said that the actions of Damascus concerning the Annan peace plan "are not expected from the Syrian regime ."

Ban said that violent incidents and reports of death tolls in Syria have augmented in rlately , so that "the cessation of armed violence is not clearly complete," but, anyway , both parties have said they remain committed to the truce and stop "all forms of violence."

Furthermore , Ban pointed out that the primary deployment of the monitoring mission in Syria will have up to 300 military observers, and confirmed that the advance mission has already visited the town of Deraa, where it was "freely moving". However, he said the request to visit Homs was denied by the Syrian regime "for security reasons." Though Deraa was the city where it sparkled the flame of rebel against Asad in March 2011, Homs has been the revolt stronghold attacked by security forces of the Syrian authorities .

That is why , the Secretary General assured that " We should send a hint to Syria" about the need for a full ceasefire and confirmed that the "fragility" of the position shows the necessity for monitoring of the situation there ".

Depending on UN estimates, more than 9,000 people have died since pro-democracy upheaval began 13 months ago.

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