Syria peace plan on track despite cease-fire violations

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UN Supervision Mission in Syria

The  peace plan for Syria is on track despite continued violence, according to the joint UN and Arab League Envoy Kofi Annan.

The special envoy says there have been  small signs  of compliance, including the withdrawal of some of the heavy weapons from civilian areas.

Meanwhile the number of UN monitors is expected to reach 50 on Friday with another 150 pledged by member states.

Ahmad Fawzi is the spokesperson for the joint envoy.

"The Annan peace plan is on track, and a crisis that has going on for over a year is not going to be resolved in a day or a week. Sadly, time is a luxury that we don’t have,  but realistically it's going to take a little more time to pull all the strings together. There are days when things are progressing in a satisfactory manner and there are day where we feel that things are so difficult that we need a lot of patience and perseverance to see the day through. We are horrified by the extent of violence that we see on the ground."  Duration: 41"

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