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Syria: Observers said to have little effect

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SYRIAN CONFLICT. In the latest diplomatic attempt to stop the relentless killing in Syria, a group of U.N. monitors are on the ground to observe a “cease-fire” that appears to be violated daily, CNN reports.

According to some reports, the presence of the observers can help stop the worst violations to the cease-fire agreement, but others say they will have little net effect.

The U.N. Security Council has authorized up to 300 unarmed military observers for a 90-day mission in Syria. The monitors will trickle in over the course of several weeks, with about 50 expected on the ground by Friday, according to CNN.

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