Ban Calls to Reduce Number of Syria Observers
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the UN Security Council on Friday to reduce the number of unarmed military observers in Syria and put more stress on political efforts to end the conflict, AFP reported.
Ban recommended in a report that the mission in Syria with a “reduced military observer component” be redeployed to the capital Damascus, from regional cities where the conflict has grown in recent weeks.
The Security Council must make a decision on the future of the 300 unarmed military observers and more than 120 civilian staff in Syria by July 20.
The UN leader expressed alarm at the “dangerous trajectory of
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