Violence hinders work of UN observers in SyriaListen /
A spike in violence in Syria is derailing the work of United Nations unarmed military observers in the conflict-torn country.
This warning has come from Major General Robert Mood, the head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS).
Major General Mood said in Damascus on Friday, that initially there was a lull in violence when UNMISS was deployed six weeks ago to monitor the full implementation of a plan to resolve the crisis in Syria.
"Violence over the past ten days has been intensifying willingly by both parties with losses on both sides and significant risks to our observers. The Syrian population, civilians are suffering and in some locations, civilians have been trapped by ongoing operations." (Duration: 23")
Major General Mood stressed the need for all parties in Syria to implement the six-point plan to resolve the crisis.
He warned against what he called "a push towards advancing military positions".