Syria: Russia urges a new Security Council resolution

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Syria: Russia urges a new Security Council resolution

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Fresh amateur video uploaded on Friday purportedly shows heavy shelling and explosions in the Syrian city of Homs, in the latest sign that a ceasefire is failing to hold.

It comes as state media said a roadside bomb planted by ‘terrorists’ had killed ten security personnel in the southwest.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says Syria is not fully complying with envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan.

Annan’s mission is backed by Russia which wants the swift adoption of a new Security Council resolution to send hundreds of UN observers in to monitor the fragile truce.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged everyone to unite around the Annan plan and the UN Security Council decision which approved it. He also called for everything to be done to pass a second resolution to approve a full-scale observer mission.

An advance team of UN observers is already in Syria, monitoring the 10-day-old ceasefire. China’s Foreign Ministry says Beijing is willing to contribute members to the observer mission.