Mideast Syria

  U.N. observers, led by Moroccan Col. Ahmed Himmiche, left, leave the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2012. An advance team of U.N. observers on Monday was working out with Syrian officials the ground rules for monitoring the country's 5-day old cease-fire, which appeared to be rapidly unraveling as regime forces pounded the opposition stronghold of Homs with artillery shells and mortars, activists said. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)
U.N. observers, led by Moroccan Col. Ahmed Himmiche, left, leave the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2012. An advance team of U.N. observers on Monday was working out with Syrian officials the ground rules for monitoring the country's 5-day old cease-fire, which appeared to be rapidly unraveling as regime forces pounded the opposition stronghold of Homs with artillery shells and mortars, activists said. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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