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        4/22/2012, Nisan 30, 5772

      Syrian Groups Oppose Russia, China on UN Force


      Syrian opposition groups over the weekend expressed their opposition to including Russia and China in a UN-sponsored observer force charged with ensuring that the ceasefire between Syrian army soldiers and opposition groups hold. The groups are opposed to Russia and China participating because they refused to condemn Syria's actions against protestors.

      On Saturday, observers visited Homs and posted two observers in the city. The UN has allocated a total of 300 unarmed observers for the force.