NEW YORK, (SANA)-Head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous said that "there is an urgent need for the halt of violence in Syria by all sides, and for moving to find political solutions to the crisis in the country."
"The monitors came to Syria in order to carry out the six-point plan of the UN Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.. they agreed with the government to be neutral, unarmed and work for protecting citizens in light of the capacities they were given." Ladsous said at a press conference in the UN-based New York Tuesday.
He added that the monitors are existing now in five areas; Damascus, Homs, Hama, Daraa and Idleb, saying that they reached to these areas and are making continuous patrols.
Ladsous underlined there are 24 monitors now, and the number will increase during the two forthcoming weeks.
He called on regional countries to adopt additional steps and help implement Annan,s mission. International Observers Tour Douma City in Damascus Countryside and al-Khaldiyeh Neighborhood in Homs
A team of international observers visited Douma city in Damascus Countryside for the third time and inspected the situation there.
Another observers' team toured al-Khalediyeh neighborhood in Homs.