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Syria’s Post-Cease Fire Death Toll Exceeds 500; UN Observer Head says Mission “Not Enough”

Syrian activists have reported at least 25 more deaths at the hands of Syrian army forces on Sunday, bringing the death toll since Kofi Anan’s cease fire went into effect on April 12 to 500; and the total since unrest began a year ago to about 10,000. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a blast ripped through government security offices in the northern city of Idlib on Monday, killing at least 25, all of whom are believed to be security forces personnel. State-run television attributed the attack to two suicide bombers. On Sunday, the head of the United Nations observer force arrived at Damascus airport where he warned that “even 1,000 observers” will not prevent violence unless all parties cooperate.