Damascus Suburbs Attacked

The U.N. peace mission in Syria isn’t exactly working, if recent reports are to be believed. More violence flared in Damascus, as the regime seems to have relaunced assaults on opposition areas—especially after monitors leave. Meanwhile, the U.N.’s Kofi Annan pushed for a quick deployment of the 300 monitors outlined in the latest resolution. Some residents have reported that they are not able to tell monitors what’s really going on, out of fear of reprisals.