As Violence Escalates, U.N. Suspends Monitoring In SyriaQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|The U.N. said Saturday it was suspending its monitoring operations in Syria because of an 'intensification of armed violence' over the past 10 days. 'U.N. observers will not be conducting patrols and will stay in their locations until further notice,' said Gen. Robert Mood, head of the U.N. Supervision Mission in Syria. Mood said the decision would be reviewed on a daily basis and that the monitoring could resume if conditions improve. NPR's Deborah Amos has been in Syria and has traveled with the monitors in recent days. They have had difficulty reaching some sites and have come under fire in a couple of instances. The monitors have been in Syria since April and have been going to cities and towns where deadly clashes are taking place between rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad.|
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