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UN's Gaye: 'All parties must stop the violence'

The United Nations observer mission in Syria has formally ended, in line with Thursday's Security Council decision.

The team was deployed to monitor a ceasefire between rebels and the government agreed as part of former UN envoy Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan, but the truce never took hold.

The UN's Gen Babacar Gaye said that both parties had obligations to ensure that Syrians were protected, and that obligation had not been respected.

  • 20 Aug 2012