August 17, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) will cease its work on Sunday at midnight, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmund Mulet announced a press briefing on Thursday. According to Mulet, the mission must cease its work because the two conditions ...[read more]
August 13, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) on Monday expressed concern about the growing number of civilian casualties in violent clashes between government forces and armed opposition groups. UN Military Adviser, Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, told reporters he was disappointed with ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) on Wednesday renewed its call for an end to the violence between the Syrian government and opposition forces in preparation for planned food assistance by the World Food Programme (WFP). UNSMIS spokesperson Sausan Ghosheh reported that the conflict has ...[read more]
July 20, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The UN Security Council on Friday extended the UN monitoring mission in Syria for an additional 30 days. The mandate for the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), deployed as part of the peace plan of UN Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan, received a unanimous vote for a 30-day extension in the ...[read more]
July 15, 2012
by Julia Zebley
UN observers confirmed Saturday that an attack on activists and army defectors in the Syrian village of Tremseh occurred on Thursday. The United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) reported signs of military presence: "There were pools of blood and blood spatters in rooms of several ...[read more]
July 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Amnesty International (AI) and three other rights groups on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to renew the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), which is scheduled to end on July 20. In an open letter to the Security Council, the rights groups said that human rights abuses in the ...[read more]
June 17, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) suspended its mission to supervise the implementation of a peace plan in the country on Saturday. Major General Robert Mood, head of the UNSMIS mission, blamed the group's exit from Syria on "an escalation in fighting and of the risk to his 300-strong ...[read more]
April 23, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday to send 300 unarmed soldiers and other civilian aid to Syria for 90 days to supervise the implementation of a peace plan. The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) will track whether Syrian officials follow the UN Joint Special ...[read more]

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