Ban ki-Moon presents deadline to the Syrian authorities
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sharply criticized the Syrian government on Friday for its latest attacks on civilians and demanded that it keep its pledge to halt all military operations. Ban’s press office said about this in a statement.
“(Ban) strongly condemns the latest escalation of violence,” the statement said. “He deplores the assault by the Syrian authorities against innocent civilians, including women and children, despite the commitments by the Government of Syria to cease all use of heavy weapons in population centers.”
“The 10 April timeline to fulfill the Government’s implementation of its (ceasefire and troop withdrawal) commitments, as endorsed by the Security Council, is not an excuse for continued killing,” it said.
UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has said the government and opposition must stop fighting at 6 a.m. local time on April 12, if