|Date: 04/05/2012 Time: 08:31:00 PM
Head of the international military observers in
Syria Major-General Robert Mood visited Friday the northwest province of Idleb
as part of his mandate to oversee implementation of a fragile ceasefire.
Mood, was quoted by official news agency (SANA) as saying that the success
of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's six-point plan was subject to cooperation
of all parties.
Mood, of Norway, said the mandate of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria
(UNSMIS) was to listen and supervise.
He said the Syrian government offered many facilities for the UNSMIS
observers which helped them in their mission on the ground.
Mood said his visit to Idleb aimed at cooperation and coordination with all
parties to restore stability and order in the troubled city, as the number of
observers raised to 60 and expected to reach 300 soon.
"We are open for dialogue in order to boost credibility of the mission with
every component of the Syrian society ... to rebuild bridges of communication
and achieve the objective which is the return of security and calm to Syria,"
The governor of Idleb said the armed groups committed many violations of
the ceasefire "and they used the deployment of observers to carry out looting
and kidnapping and terrorizing citizens."