UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) has confirmed that one of its vehicles was hit by a bullet on Sunday near the city of Homs, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters here on Monday.
"No peacekeepers were injured, and there was no significant damage," Nesirky said at a daily news briefing. "It is unclear who fired on the peacekeepers."
"As of Sunday, the mission has deployed 189 military observers and 61 international and local civilian staff on the ground," he said.
With a total mandated strength of 300 unarmed military observers and additional civilian staff as required, the UN mission continues to receive new members on a daily basis as it expands its presence across the Middle East country.
The United Nations is working very actively to send all the 300 observers into Syria by the end of May, Herve Ladsous, the UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, told Xinhua in a recent interview.