UN monitors all set to start work in Syria – VOR
Syrian diplomats and UN officials have signed in Damascus a protocol on accommodating UN monitors in the strife-torn Arab nation.
According to the Lebanese NBN TV network, the Syrian authorities pledged to ensure the security of and free movement for the unarmed UN monitors as they oversee the ceasefire between government troops and the opposition.
The advance group of monitors, led by Moroccan Colonel Ahmed Himmish, is to swell to 30 by the end of the day.
Damascus has insisted on the peacekeeping contingent to include only military personnel from neutral countries, including Russia, China, India, Brazil and South Africa.
Apr 19, 2012