Terrorist attacks may have taken place in Syria, UN says
Terrorist attacks may have taken place in Syria, the chief of UN peacekeeping operations said Tuesday, as he announced that 24 unarmed UN observers were now being deployed in the Middle Eastern state.
"There are also what appeared to be terrorist attacks in various places, although observers have not been witnessing any of those terrorist attacks so far," Herve Ladsous said, dpa reported.
Ladsous noted that there had been violations of the April 12 ceasefire, that the fighting was "appalling" and the ongoing levels of casualties "unacceptable."
While there are currently only 150 observers available for the difficult task of monitoring the shaky ceasefire, Ladsous said he hoped governments would soon provide additional personnel so that the full deployment of the authorized 300 observers could take place by the end of May.