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May 8, 2012 8:00 am

“We’re in a Race Against Time to Prevent Full-Scale Civil War”, UN Chief Says on Syria

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photo: wiki commons.

Montreal Gazette – World powers are racing against time to prevent all-out civil war in Syria, UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned, as a watchdog on Tuesday reported more killings of civilians by Syrian security forces.

Speaking ahead of a key United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria on Tuesday, Ban again condemned the “brutality” of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces but said attacks by opposition groups have also “escalated.”

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