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U.N. votes to send monitors to Syria

U.N. votes to send monitors to Syria

By KARIN LAUB
and EDITH M. LEDERER
The Associated Press

Published Apr 14, 2012 07:17PM MDT

Beirut • The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to dispatch a first team of monitors to Syria to shore up a brittle cease-fire as escalating fighting between regime and rebel forces threatened the truce at the heart of special envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan.
Syrian troops shelled residential neighborhoods and rebel gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades in the central city of Homs in the first use of heavy weapons since the cease-fire officially took effect Thursday. Loud booms ech...

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