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04/18/2012 11:39 pm ET Updated Jun 18, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Chief, Approves Mission To Syria With 300 Observers

UNITED NATIONS, April 18 (Reuters) - Syria has not fully complied with its obligations to withdraw troops and heavy weapons from towns and has yet to send a "clear signal" about its commitment to peace, the U.N. chief told the Security Council in a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said an expanded U.N. monitoring mission for Syria would he comprised of "an initial deployment" of up to 300 unarmed observers who would supervise a fragile week-old ceasefire between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and opposition fighters seeking to oust him.

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