Statement attributable to the Head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria, General Robert Mood
UNSMIS dispatched UN Observers to Mazraat al-Qubeir, early Thursday morning, to verify reports of large-scale killings in the village. The observers have not yet been able to reach the village. Their mission is being obstructed by three factors:
1. They are being stopped at Syrian Army checkpoints and in some cases turned back.
2. Some of our patrols are being stopped by civilians in the area.