UN monitors start work in Syria

An advanced team of UN observers arrives in Syria

The first group of UN monitors is in Syria to begin its work.

The unarmed observers will report on the implementation of the ceasefire brokered by joint UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan.

The team comes from the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Spokesman Kieran Dwyer says the monitors have been meeting with Syrian authorities, as well as the opposition to ensure that all sides understand their role and work.

He adds that by the end of the week 30 observers should be in Syria and that number could jump with up to 250 being requested.

Julie Walker spoke with Mr. Dwyer about the monitors.

Duration 4'22"

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