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U.N. extends observer mission in Syria
 
A team of U.N. monitors arrived in Damascus on April 16 to monitor the fragile ceasefire brokered by international envoy Kofi Annan.
A team of U.N. monitors arrived in Damascus on April 16 to monitor the fragile ceasefire brokered by international envoy Kofi Annan.
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On Friday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to extend the observer mission in Syria by 30 days. Fighting between Syrian troops and rebels escalated this week following a rebel bombing on Wednesday that rattled the military regime and claimed the life of national security chief Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar. The bombing was a "resounding blow" to President Assad, whose government is struggling to regain momentum.

 

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