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Norwegian General heads UN observer mission in Syria

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Norwegian General Robert Mood is heading the UN observer mission in Syria, reports Agence France-Presse, citing an official statement by the Organization.

According to the agency, a corresponding order was signed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Some 300 military observers, including four Russians, are going to Syria. The objective of the mission is to monitor compliance by the parties of the ceasefire agreement and a decision to halt all forms of violence.

The first group of observers arrived in Syria in mid-April. In line with the Annan plan a ceasefire is presently in force in the country between the armed wing of the opposition “Syrian free army” and the troops of President Bashar al-Assad.

Meanwhile, the warring parties regularly report of armed incident.