Posted 31.03.2012 10:29:01 UTC
Updated 31.03.2012 12:53:06 UTC
The United Nations contacted Syrian administration to deploy a 250-strong observer mission should the warring sides agree to make a ceasefire.
Army operations continue unabated, as the Free Syrian Army attempts to gain upper hand by hit and run tactics.
Canada joined a group of states imposing expanded sanctions against Syria, while Iran and Hezbollah expressed support for al-Assad regime once again.
The UN will send an observer mission to the country once the sides decide to declare truce. Al-Assad administration is yet to respond to this proposal, under which the observer mission will be protected by the Syrian army.
Meanwhile, the international community has its eyes on the Friends of Syria meeting due on Sunday in İstanbul. Senior representatives of the UN and the Arab League as well as heads of state and government of a number of regional countries will attend the summit.