Syrian tanks attacked observer convoy: UN Chief



Syrian tanks attacked observer convoy: UN Chief 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.

PTI