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The wreckage of a bus which was transporting soldiers is pictured in Aleppo, in northern Syria, April 12, 2012. Syria accused "terrorists" of planting a roadside bomb that blew up in Aleppo, killing one officer and wounding at least 24 cadets and officers in an attempt to sabotage a UN-backed ceasefire, state media said on Thursday. (Khaled Al-Hariri/Reuters/Khaled Al-Hariri/Reuters)
The wreckage of a bus which was transporting soldiers is pictured in Aleppo, in northern Syria, April 12, 2012. Syria accused "terrorists" of planting a roadside bomb that blew up in Aleppo, killing one officer and wounding at least 24 cadets and officers in an attempt to sabotage a UN-backed ceasefire, state media said on Thursday. (Khaled Al-Hariri/Reuters/Khaled Al-Hariri/Reuters)

UN draft calls for up to 30 unarmed Syria observers Add to ...

A U.S.-drafted resolution would have the UN Security Council authorize an initial deployment to Syria of up to 30 unarmed observers to monitor compliance with a fragile UN-backed ceasefire that took hold earlier on Thursday.

The draft, obtained by Reuters, would have the 15-nation council say it “demands the Syrian government implement visibly its commitments in their entirety ... to (a) cease troop movements towards population centres (b) cease all use of heavy weapons in such centres, and (c) begin pullback of military concentrations in and around population centres.”

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It also “demands further that the Syrian government withdraw its troops and heavy weapons from population centres to their barracks ... calls upon all parties in Syria immediately to cease all armed violence in all its forms and to cease all arbitrary detentions, abductions, and torture.”

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