United Nations monitors visited Homs province Saturday (April 21st) ahead of an expected Security Council vote on deploying hundreds of observers across Syria to monitor the ceasefire, AFP reported.
The seven-member advance team of monitors were able to tour different districts of the city of Homs, including Baba Amr, and meet the governor of the province.
The visit came as the opposition Syrian National Council claimed that Homs neighbourhoods were being shelled, although an activist in the city said the situation was calm.
Also on Saturday, in New York, diplomats said the UN Security Council has reached a tentative accord on a resolution to send a 300-strong ceasefire observer force to Syria, which could be voted on later on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in the town of Qusayr, a sniper shot a woman dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The organisation also reported a huge blast at a military airport in the Damascus district of Mezze.
Mezze, an upscale district which houses many government offices and embassies, is a Damascus neighbourhood that has been hit by violence.
Activists told AFP that the army blocked the road leading to the military airbase while snipers took positions on the rooftops of buildings in the area.
Elsewhere, an "armed terrorist group" on Saturday blew up a section of an oil pipeline in the Deir ez-Zor region of northeast Syria, Syria's official news agency (SANA) reported.