UN peacekeeping advance team due in Syria within 2 days

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An advance team from the U.N. peacekeeping department is expected in Damascus within 48 hours to discuss deployment of observers to monitor a ceasefire in Syria, the spokesman for international mediator Kofi Annan said.
“A DPKO (Department of Peacekeeping Operations) planning mission should be arriving in Damascus within 48 hours,” Annan spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told Reuters in Geneva.