The first six international observers arrived in Syria to monitor the tenuous United Nations ceasefire operation. Activists informed that the forces of Bashar al-Assad continue to attack neighborhoods of the opposition.
“They’ve arrived and they will start working tomorrow morning. (…) The mission will include civilians, political officers and human rights experts in order to observe the full implementation of the six-point plan, which includes a lot more than the cessation of hostilities,” pointed out Kieran Dwyer, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping department.
The UN stated that the final observer mission would involve around 250 monitors. Meanwhile earlier this day, the forces of the regime shelled the city of Homs and according to activists five people died this Sunday. Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations expressed his concern at the renewed killings in Syria. (AV)