Maj Gen Robert Mood
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Syria crisis: UN observers 'were targeted by gunfire'

The head of the UN observer mission in Syria has told the Security Council the observers were targeted by hostile crowds and gunfire before his decision to suspend operation,

Maj Gen Robert Mood said his 300 unarmed monitors had had at least 10 direct fire incidents, and nine vehicles were struck in the last week.

But he said his move did not mean the mission was abandoning Syrian people.

  • 20 Jun 2012
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