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UN monitors visit Syria''s Homs.

| DAMASCUS, April 21 (KUNA) -- A team of United Nations observers, who are here to monitor the shaky ceasefire in Syria, visited on Saturday the central Syrian province of Homs on Saturday.

UN Spokesman in Syria Khalid Al-Masri told reporters here Saturday that seven UN observers had arrived in Homs and had already met its governor Ghassan Abdelal.

The observers are scheduled to tour some neighborhoods in Homs as part of a program agreed with the Syrian government, he added. The city of Homs, the provincial capital, has been at the forefront of an anti-regime uprising and borne the brunt of artillery attacks of a government campaign to crush armed opponents.

Earlier on Saturday, the opposition Syrian National Council appealed the observers, who arrived here last weekend, to go immediately to the city "to try to stop the crimes of the regime." Monitors say more than 200 people have been killed in Syria since a shaky ceasefire to which the government and rebels committed themselves went into effect on April 12. (end) tk.mt KUNA 211535 Apr 12NNNN

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Date:Apr 21, 2012
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