The Syrian government today threatened a crackdown across the country tomorrow because of "terrorist attacks." Syrian government forces intensified shelling of the town of Homs today to one attack per minute.
30 UN observers will arrive in Syria today and are scheduled to deploy tomorrow.
The UN Security Council yesterday passed resolution 2042, its first resolution on the crisis in Syria since it began 13 months ago. The resolution supported a peace plan negotiated by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, condemned human rights abuses by both the Syrian regime and “armed groups,” and demanded the withdrawal of government troops and heavy weapons from population centers. It also approved sending 30 unarmed UN observers to Syria, and called for the Assad regime to guarantee the safety and freedom of movement of the observers.
Click HERE to read the text of Security Council resolution 2042 from the United Nations website.
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