Violence persists in Syria despite UN presence

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Violence persists in Syria despite UN presence

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Violence has continued in several cities across Syria over the weekend including reports by activists of army assaults in and near the capital.

At the same time the Syrian authorities said “terrorists” bombed an army convoy train in the north of the country.

Three people were said to have been killed on Sunday near Homs while in Hama activists said soldiers opened fire to prevent a crowd meeting UN observers.

A small group of unarmed monitors has been operating in Syria for a week now, overseeing a fragile truce which has curbed some of the violence but so far failed to bring a complete halt to 13 months of bloodshed.

With people still dying, international envoy, Kofi Annan has called on both sides to down their weapons.