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UN council approves Syria monitor mission | Al Jazeera English

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that authorises an initial deployment of up to 300 unarmed military observers to Syria for three months to monitor a fragile week-old ceasefire in the country’s 13-month old conflict.

The Russian and European drafted resolution said that deployment of the UN observer mission, which will be called UNSMIS, will be “subject to assessment by the Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] of relevant developments on the ground, including the cessation of violence”.

Saturday’s resolution also noted that the cessation of violence by the government and opposition is “clearly incomplete”.

It authorises the UN mission for an initial 90 days to monitor the cessation of violence and monitor and support implementation of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan.