U.N. monitors shot at in Syria, Annan plan crumbles




 
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U.N. monitors shot at in Syria, Annan plan crumbles
 
June 8th, 2012  
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U.N. monitors shot at in Syria, Annan plan crumbles
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. monitors came under fire in Syria on Thursday while trying to investigate reports of a new massacre that raised the pressure on world powers struggling to halt the carnage and save a peace plan from collapse. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described as "unspeakable barbarity" the reported killing of at least 78 villagers by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and warned that a civil war was imminent. Speaking at a special session of the U.N. General Assembly on Syria, international envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged his U.N. ...




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