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Syrian tanks attacked observer convoy: UN Chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 16:41

United Nations: Syrian tanks attacked a convoy carrying the head of the UN observer mission, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday.

He again told the government to halt its violent crackdown on those fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad`s regime.

"Yesterday, the convoy of Lt General Babacar Gaye was attacked by armed tanks. Fortunately, there were no injuries," Ban told reporters.

He said a dozen armoured vehicles used by the observers have been destroyed by blasts and shelling.

The UN observer mission`s latest 30-day mandate is due to expire in August. The mission has largely been sidelined by the violence.


First Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:58

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