Nightly News | May 15, 2012
>>> in syria, the 14-month uprising and violent pushback continues, despite the presence of u.n. peacekeepers on the ground. today amman mohyeldin went out with some of those settlers. it did not take long for them to see what they were up against.
>> reporter: they came to observe serious peace deals. instead they're getting caught up in deadly violence. u.n. observers on patrol were hit by a roadside boom.
>> all the observers in my mission are safe.
>> reporter: just minutes earlier, activists said syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession, killing at least 25 people. every time observers go on patrol, they know they too could become towering ets. leaving little to chance, this patrol quickly weaves its way by syrian checkpoints, passing by war torn buildings as scared residents look on. stopping to speak only to the syrian military.
>> only about 10 miles outside damascus. here in dumon, it's a war zone atmosphere. the military is very much in control. for u.n. observers meant to be neutral but now caught in the middle , their mission has become increasingly dangerous. and in the eyes of many, increasingly futile. because their presence has failed to stop the killing. amman mohyeldin, syria.