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EU will bring armored vehicles to Syria.

Damascus : Syria | May 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM PDT
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About the European Union (EU) announced it would send 25armored vehicles to Syria to protect UN observer groupmonitoring the cease-fire here.

Currently, a total of 150 observers here, with 105 people is notarmed, according to Xinhua. The decision was made after aconvoy of UN observers were hit 9.5 on the road to the town ofDaraa, southern Syria, leaving six soldiers were killed escort. The Wall Street Journal quoted an EU diplomat said: "The armored vehicles will be taken to Syria in the coming days."

So far, though UN observers were sent to Syria to cease-fire test, which takes effect from the day 12.4, but violence still occurscontinuously in the country. At least eight people died in furtherviolence in Syria during the day 12.5. Earlier, on 10.5, a doublebombing occurred in the capital Damascus that killed 55 peopleand wounded nearly 400. AFP result from a number ofinternational organizations or alone from 4.12 to now, the violencein Syria in which at least 930 people dead and two thirds of themcivilians. In this situation, foreign ministers of EU countries will meet in Belgium to 14.5 days to consider the possibility ofstrengthening sanctions against Syria.

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New armored vehicles for the international observers mission in Syria are pictured at Damascus airport
New armored vehicles for the international observers mission in Syria are pictured at Damascus airport
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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