UN monitor: Both Syrian sides intensifying violence
Posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:57 PM EST
Both rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are intensifying violence inÂ SyriaÂ and striving for military gains rather than peaceful transition, the chief UN monitor in Syria, Major-General Robert Mood, said on Friday.
Russia dug in further against Western pressure to discuss a post-Assad Syria, and France’s foreignÂ ministerÂ said Paris was considering whether to equip rebels with communications equipment to encourage a “stronger revolt”.
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