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Ban says Syria violating its pledge

Saturday, April 28, 2012

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the Syrian government is violating its pledge to remove heavy artillery from residential areas.

At a news conference on Friday in the Indian capital, New Delhi, Ban said a UN monitoring team has observed the weapons in populated areas.

The UN chief condemned the continued shelling of civilians. He said he wants to speed up a plan to send 300 unarmed observers.

The United Nations Security Council last week approved a staggered deployment of the 300 monitors, but did not set a schedule.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


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