Violent incidents and reports of casualties have escalated again in recent days, with reports of shelling of civilian areas and abuses by Government forces. The Government reports violent actions by armed groups. The cessation of armed violence is therefore clearly incomplete.
Syrian troops have shelled the central city of Homs in an apparent violation of an internationally brokered ceasefire, activists said.
Five protesters killed in Syria and UN envoys meet to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of 30 UN observers to the country.
The UN is drafting a resolution to enable 30 unarmed observers to monitor the fragile ceasefire in Syria.