Another 15 UN observers in Syria by month's end
Another 15 United Nations military observers are due to arrive in Syria by the month's end.
This will complete an advance team of 30, who are charged with monitoring the conflict-torn country's troubled ceasefire.
The UN Security Council has authorised a mission of 300 observers to monitor the ceasefire, which UN-Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan had brokered in a bid to stop the violence in Syria.
On April 14th, the UN authorised an advance team of 30 observers, 15 of whom are already on the ground and have begun work from bases in the central cities of Homs and Hama and the capital, Damascus.
But violence has continued despite their arrival.
The UN said on Monday that despite the fragile ceasefire, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has decided that the full deployment of 300 monitors can start next week.
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