There is increasing international concern that the fragile ceasefire in Syria is not holding. As a small group of UN observers carry out their mission to oversee the truce, activists complain they are being blatantly targeted by Syrian forces.
The UN has admitted the cessation of armed violence remains incomplete.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon played down fears that prospects for a successful compliance look slim.
“The United Nations members have been speaking in a united voice authorising the deployment of a 300 member supervision mission in Syria.”
The Syrian government says it is committed to the April 12 ceasefire and yet on Monday its forces shelled the central city of Hama killing close to 30 and leaving scores injured, according to activists.
The government has said it reserves the right to respond to what it calls “terrorist attacks”.