According to the UN, in Syria, observers are worried about the increasing violence around the Syrian opposition city of Homs. Sausan Ghosheh, spokeswomen of UN Supervision Mission inSyria, confirmed that in north side of the city of Rastan and Talbiseh heavy fighting was observed with artillery and mortar shelling and along with the firing from helicopters, machine guns and smaller arms. In a statement Ghosheh told, Free Syrian Army have captured soldiers of army of Syriain Talbiseh. In the downtown Homs, heavy artillery shelling and machine gun firing were clearly hearable.
UN and Syria
According to UN estimates, in downtown Homs,Syria, over 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed and thousands get displaced since the conflict against President Bashar Al-Assad began about 15 months ago. According to Ghosheh, UNSMIS has called on all sides for stop violence and assure that civilians are secure and international law respected. Further she told, the mission urges all parties to provide UNSMIS observers with the immediate unrestricted access to conflict zones.
Hama and Houla in Syria
In May and in earlier June, the statement came after the massacres in Houla and Hama province ofSyria, in which dozens killed including the children and women. UN and the Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan expressed concern on the recent reports of violence escalation through opposition forces and government both. Last week in Moscow, Officials of US State Department met with Foreign Ministry officials of Russia, for try to hammer out a common position on the increasing crisis in Syria. Russia and China has twice voted UN resolutions against Damascus. However, Moscow has fully backed Annan’s faltering peace plan for Syria. On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogozin, defended arms sales of his country to Syria. Rogozin further quoted, “under no any circumstances the arms can supplied to Syria which is used against civilian populations.“