1. Too Dangerous

    U.N. Halting Syria Observer Mission

    Members of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) leave their Damascus hotel on a monitoring mission, on May 16, 2012, one day after a convoy of UN truce observers came under bomb attack in a Syrian town during a funeral procession in which a monitoring group said regime forces "massacred" 20 people.
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    The United Nations announced Saturday that it was putting a stop to the rounds being made by its observers in Syria, suspending their activities and patrols there, because of escalating violence. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood issued a statement saying that the bloodshed is posing significant risks to the U.N. observers and is creating a difficult environment for them to carry out their mission. Mood said observers will stay in their current locations “until further notice” as the suspension is reviewed on a daily basis. They will not be conducting patrols of any nature during the suspension, the statement noted.

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