UN Secretary General calls for International action on Syria

UN Secretary General calls for International action on Syria

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has called on world powers to urgently unite to end the bloodshed in Syria, recalling the inertia of the United Nations in 1995, as genocide occurred in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

Ban has called on the international community to “act now… and stop the slaughter.”

His comments come as a Senegalese General known for his straight up manner has arrived in Syria to head up the UN Observer Mission.

General Babacar Gaye has taken over the observer mission, under a 30 day extension from President Bashar Al-Assad’s government, as other members have been restricted due to ongoing violence.

The Syrian government has continued its attack on rebel forces in the city of Aleppo overnight, stepping up the assault by sending thousands of troops to the city.

President Assad has launched the attack on the commercial capital and Damascus, in an effort to combat growing revolt.

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