UN-Arab league envoy Kofi Annan has welcomed the approval of sending 300 monitors to Syria, according to Reuters.
He said: "This is now a pivotal moment for the stabilisation of the country".
Annan also called on the Syrian government's forces and the opposition to put down their weapons and work with the monitors.
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