UN Sec.-Gen. Strongly Condemns Deadly Blasts in Damascus

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned recent terrorist attacks in the capital of war-torn Syria, Damascus, that left dozens killed and over hundred injured on Wednesday morning.

“There are no circumstances that justify the targeting of civilians. Such terror attacks are unacceptable,” Ban said in a statement.

Four explosions rocked the south-eastern Jaramana district of Damascus on Wednesday killing at least 54 and wounding over 120 people.

“This latest act of violence only underscores the urgency of stopping the destructive spiral of war in Syria and moving urgently toward a peaceful political solution that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people,” he added.

Tens of thousands of people have died since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, according to UN and activist estimates.

 

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