Syrian rebels on Wednesday delivered six U.N. ceasefire monitors who had been caught up in attack that killed at least 21 people over to their U.N. colleagues, a rebel source said.
He said the observers, who had been with rebels in the town since the previous day, departed Khan Sheikhoun in a U.N. vehicle that came from Damascus to retrieve them. They had stayed overnight with rebel forces who said it would be unsafe for them to leave alone.
Three people were killed on Wednesday when government forces fired at
a refugee camp in Daraa, the Syrian Observatory reported, adding that another one was killed in an attack launched by security
forces on the same district.
Meanwhile, SANA reported that "the bodies of 9 army, law-enforcement and civilian
martyrs were escorted on Wednesday from Tishreen Military Hospital in Damascus, Aleppo Military Hospital, Deir Ezzor Military Hospital and
Police Hospital in Harasta to their final resting place. Solemn
processions were held for the martyrs who were killed in the line of
duty in Damascus Countryside, Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Daraa."
Syrian towns witnessed a number of anti-regime protests on Wednesday while opposition
websites reported deployments of security forces firing tear gas in the town of
for international positions, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salihi said
that the Syrian regime should be granted time to implement Annan’s plan which
calls for a halt to violence in Syria.
During an interview with Reuters, Head of Syrian
National Council Burhan Ghalioun said he is determined to break with a year of
failure and to rally fellow exiles and their allies behind a new strategy of
arming the rebels inside the country.