May 17, 2012
ROME/SYRIAN PROVINCES, (SANA) – Italian military sources announced on Wednesday that five Italian observers arrived last night in Damascus including a woman to join the UN Observer Mission in Syria.
The Italian news agency, AKI, reported the source as saying that the Italian Cabinet had approved sending observers to join the UN Observer Mission in Syria within the framework of the plan of UN envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan.
International Observers Tour Hospitals and Neighborhoods in Different provinces
A team of international observers on Wednesday met the Governor of Homs and toured the hospitals of Charity and Social Services, al-Za'eem and the Red Crescent in the city accompanied by Director of the Health Department.
The team also visited al-Fruqlus town in the countryside of Homs province.
The international observers in Deir Ezzor province visited the Military Hospital and toured some of the city's neighborhoods.
Another observers' team visited Tartous where they met its governor and inspected the work in al-Basel Hospital.
In Aleppo, another team inspected the site where Engineer Hassan al-Ali was martyred at the hands of an armed terrorist group.
The tem also visited al-Hamadaniya police station and the Military Hospital.
In Lattakia, the observers met its Governor, Abdelkader Mohammad al-Sheikh.
A member of the delegation said that this visit is mainly about logistics and providing the needs of the office which they will set up in the province.
For his part, al-Sheikh briefed the delegation on life in the province which is going on as normal despite some incidents caused by terrorists in some areas.
He pointed out to the weapon smuggling and infiltration of armed groups taking place in Lattakia province through the borders with Turkey or by sea.
Al-Sheikh also called for providing the delegation with everything it needs to carry out its tasks.