Syria violence far from ended
According to media reports in Syria, a roadside bomb planted near the northern city Aleppo has hit an army bus, leaving one officer dead and 42 other servicemen injured. The condition of three of these servicemen is described as critical.
The opposition, meanwhile, says three or four of its activists have died in a government shelling attack on a Damascus suburb.
Syria hit by sabotage attacks
A bomb planted by unknown terrorists operating in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has derailed a goods train which was carrying wheat.
The attack came one day after unknown saboteurs exploded an oil pipeline near Syria’s border with Iran.
Apr 22, 2012 17:30 Moscow Time
Annan applauds UNSC decison on peace mission in Syria
The UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has described as a turning point the UN Security Council’s decision to send 300 cease-fire observers to Syria.
In a statement on Sunday, he urged the government troops and the opposition to lay down arms and start interacting with the observers – something that Annan said will contribute to the ceasefire which was announced in Syria ten days ago.
Earlier, Russia initiated an early adoption of the Security Council resolution on the deployment of the UN’s peace mission in Syria.
Moscow also urged the local opposition to do more to help resolve the Syrian crisis.
Apr 22, 2012 13:54