Damascus: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Friday urged United Nations (UN) monitors to end violence in Syria or leave the country, where over 100 people have been killed in violence in two days.
As many as 36 have been killed on Friday by the fire of Syrian forces across the country, Al Arabiya reported citing activists at the Local Coordination Committees.
“The role of the international observers has become that of a witness to murder,” the Britain-based watchdog stated, condemning the recent spike in violence despite their presence.
“It is worth mentioning that the number of victims has risen dramatically over the last month,” the Observatory said.
On Thursday at least 84 people died in clashes and bombings across Syria, 48 of them civilians, the Observatory said.
“We call on the international observers to work for the immediate implementation of the Kofi Annan plan and ceasefire in order to stop the killings in Syria or to return to their home countries.”
However, the group also accused Syrian government forces of having used sexual violence to torture men, women, girls and boys detained since the unrest broke out in March 2011.
The New York-based group said it had interviewed 10 former detainees, including two women, who described being sexually abused or witnessing such abuse in detention.
According to independent estimates, more than 14,000 people have been killed after the uprising against the Syrian regime led by President Bashar-al-Assad.