|Date: 08/05/2012 Time: 11:21:00 PM
The Italian government approved on Tuesday to
dispatch 17 unarmed troops to be part of UN Observers mission in Syria, in
addition to their logistic and humanitarian mission.
During a cabinet meeting, the Italian government issued a statement noting
that the move was also based on UN Security Council resolutions 2042 and 2043.
The statement noted that the troops would be unarmed and the first five
officers would join the mission in Syria next week.
The statement highlighted the Italian government's role since the start of
the Syrian crisis.
The UN Security Council had authorized dispatch of 300 unarmed military
observers to try to help end the conflict in Syria, where the government has
waged a brutal crackdown on a popular uprising for more than a year.