15 dead in Syria as Norwegian general takes command of monitors

Another day in Syria, another 15 bodies to add to the butcher's bill. Cease fire or not, President Assad's forces are continuing their assault on civilians. VOA: The Syrian government and opposition activists traded accusations of violence on Saturday, as a handful of U.N. monitors spread out across the country to assess compliance with a fragile cease-fire.Rights groups say Syrian forces killed at least 10 people during raids in the Damascus area.  Activists also say clashes between government and opposition forces erupted in the Latakia region. The state-run SANA news agency says a military unit confronted an "armed terrorist group" that attempted an "infiltration" from near the Turkish border. Separately, it says armed terrorists attacked and killed three law enforcement officers in the Aleppo region. The news agency says two "terrorists" were killed in the incident. Norwegian Major General Robert Mood, the newly appointed leader of the observer mission, headed to...(Read Full Post)