U.N. Security Council Approves Resolution to Increase Observers
(NEW YORK) -- The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution to increase the number of U.N. observers in Syria to 300 for three months, the BBC reports.
A small team of UN observers is currently in Syria to monitor the delicate ceasefire between government and opposition forces. They visited the city of Homs for the first time on Saturday, during a break in hostilities in the opposition stronghold that has been under attack by the military, the BBC says. Opposition fighters said that tanks were temporarily hidden while observers were in town and that attacks would likely begin again.
A video posted online, however, showed U.N. monitors being surrounded by residents in Homs as gunfire breaks out, and it was unclear who is responsible for firing, according to the BBC.
The U.N. has not commented on the incident.
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