Despite UN Ceasefire, Violence Continues in Syria

Monday, April 16, 2012

Syrians queue for bread outside a bakery in Qusayr, 15 kms (nine miles) from Homs, on March 1, 2012. Syrian rebels were still holding out more than 24 hours into a ground assault by regime forces aga Syrians queue for bread outside a bakery in Qusayr, nine miles from Homs. (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/Getty)

The violence in Syria has continued in spite of the ceasefire which came into effect on Thursday, and the first members of a United Nations truce monitoring mission which have arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Fighting was reported between government forces and rebels in the city of Homs and unverified video posted on the internet showed the Khaldiyeh area of Homs being heavily shelled. Kieran Dwyer, from the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Ops, outlines what's expected of the monitors in the coming days.

Guests:

Kieran Dwyer

Produced by:

Leo Duran

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