Deputy Chief of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) to Ukraine Alexander Hug speaks during a news conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, July 24, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Ukraine's truce monitors reported Tuesday coming under "targeted" fire in the past few days in incidents that have forced them to review future operations in the war-torn state.The Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) remains at the heart of global efforts to end the 15-month conflict between Western-backed Kiev and pro-Russian insurgents that has already claimed more than 6,500 lives.Its Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) -- comprising almost 500 members who are mostly based in the separatist east -- said the number of incidents in which its teams have come under attack has grown.Both government soldiers and the rebels accuse the other of daily truce breaches that officials said had killed at least three people -- including two civilians -- since Monday evening.
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