Norwegian General heads UN observer mission in Syria
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.