U.n. Suspends Syria Monitoring As Violence Rages

BEIRUT (Reuters) - United Nations observers monitoring the turmoil in Syria suspended operations on Saturday in response to escalating violence which threatens to kill off a tattered peace plan brokered by international mediator Kofi Annan.

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