Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

U.N. Suspends Syria Observer Activities

By Ali Gharib on June 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

"U.N. Suspends Syria Observer Activities"

Share:

google plus icon

With both Bashar al-Assad’s forces and Syrian rebels stepping up their attacks, the U.N. team assigned to observe the crisis there ceased its activities, including patrols. “Violence over the past 10 days has been intensifying willingly by both parties, with losses on both sides and significant risks to our observers,” said Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, the head of the mission. Earlier this month, rebels withdrew from a ceasefire — largely ignored by the government — put in place by former U.N. Secretary-General Koffi Annan’s faltering peace plan.

‹ PREVIOUS
20 Years Later, Myanmar Dissident To Make Nobel Prize Speech

NEXT ›
National Security Brief: Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Wins In Egypt

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.