Syria violence reaching heights of brutality: Ban ki-Moon

Last Updated: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 10:21

Syria: UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon said that the ongoing violence in Syria is ‘reaching new and appalling heights of brutality’, as per BBC news.

While speaking at the UN General Assembly, Moon reportedly said that the number of Syrian refugees could rise to 700,000 by next month.

As the clashes between the government forces and rebels escalated, activits have said that at least 80 people were killed on Friday while flight services from the main airport were affected with several flights being cancelled, as per report.

The state television claimed that the domestic flights were operational.

Lakhdar Brahimi, UN envoy to Syria, while addressing a news gathering in New York said that Syria was on its way to becoming a failed state if a solution is not reached upon soon and “building a free and democratic Syria will require political dialogue and negotiations”, as per report.

Over 40,000 people have been allegedly killed since the uprising last year, activists said.



First Published: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 10:21
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