GENEVA - Syrian soldiers and security forces approach people who have met UN truce mediators after they leave a town and sometimes those people may be killed, mediator Kofi Annan's spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said on Tuesday, citing what he called credible reports.

Fawzi, in remarks on UN Television, also said satellite imagery showed that Syrian forces had not withdrawn heavy weapons from urban centres and returned to their barracks, as they are required to do under the Annan plan.

"They (Syrian authorities) are claiming that this has happened. Satellite imagery, however, and credible reports show that this has not fully happened, so this is unacceptable, and Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan will be saying this to the Security Council today when he addresses them in closed session," Fawzi said.

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