United Nations Sends Observer Mission to Syria
Havana, April 14 (RHC)—The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing an observer mission to Syria to oversee and control of a ceasefire.
The document also demands the enforcement of a peace plan proposed by UN Special envoy Koffi Annan.
Previously, Moscow had asked the UN Security Council to pass a brief resolution to urgently send observers to Syria. "Urgently sending international observers to Syria is of utmost important to help keep the ceasefire accord in that country," said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Guennadi Gatilov.
The cease fire went into effect in the morning last Thursday and as of that moment no fighting has been reported in the Middle Eastern country.
For more than a year, Syria has been the scene of violent clashes between the opposition supported by the Western World and government forces, which according to the UN, has killed over 9.000 people.
For his part, the Syrian government has reported more than 3.200 civilians dead, as well as more than 2.500 casualties among its soldiers and policemen who are facing the heavily armed opposition militias.