Annan quits as Syria violence rages

Annan quits as Syria violence rages

International envoy Kofi Annan is stepping down, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced “with deep regret,” his April peace plan for Syria in tatters in the face of raging violence. Rebels shelled an air base used by regime forces to pound the northern city of Aleppo, as a human rights group reported that the bodies of […]

200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages: UN

200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages: UN

Around 200,000 civilians have fled fighting in Syria’s most populous city Aleppo and many more were trapped, the UN said as a fierce government offensive against rebels entered a second day. The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has accused the government of preparing to carry out “massacres” in the northern city and pleaded for heavy […]

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