UN monitors enter Syria to start work

Ahmad Fawzi, spokesman for joint UN-Arab League Envoy Kofi Annan

Six members of the United Nations' advance monitoring team have begun work in Syria as the violence there continues.

The advance party is from the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

They arrived in the capital of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the UN Security Council passed a resolution authorizing their deployment.

More observers are expected to arrive later on Monday and numbers are expected to build up to about 30 by the end of the week.

This comes as the Syrian government has been shelling the city of Homs despite the cease fire brokered by joint UN-Arab League Envoy Kofi Annan.

Julie Walker talked with Mr. Annan's spokesman Ahmad Fawzi about the situation in the country and the monitoring team.

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