UN Will Send Team to Watch Shaky Syrian Truce

Reports surface of renewed fighting
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2012 10:49 AM CDT
This image made from amateur video shows an anti-government demonstration in Douma, Syria, on Friday.   (AP Photo/Douma Revolotion in Syria via AP video)

(Newser) – The UN Security Council agreed today to send observers to Syria to monitor the 3-day-old ceasefire, even as reports surfaced that said ceasefire isn't holding. The council agreed unanimously to send a small advance party, despite some misgivings from Russia, reports the BBC. The team is expected to leave quickly, and maybe just in time: BBC's correspondent says the UN-brokered truce could collapse without support soon.

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