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Ban Ki-moon is concerned about Israeli airstrike on Syria

2013-02-01 12:24

Ban Ki-moon "expresses grave concern" over the incident near Damascus, where the Israeli Air Force delivered an airstrike on the Syrian military facility, the reported.


Secretary-General of the United Nations called on all involved parties to exercise restraint to prevent a further escalation of the conflict.

"The Secretary-General took note the news of the Israeli air strikes on Syria with great concern. Currently, the UN does not have any details of the incident and cannot get independent confirmation. Secretary-General calls on all parties to prevent the escalation of tensions in the region and to strictly adhere the rules of international law, particularly the principles of sovereignty of the states in the region", Ban Ki-moon's office stated.

As recalled by the Izvestia, on the night of 31 January, the Israeli air forces attacked targets in Syrian territory - military research center in the suburbs of Damascus, and almost simultaneously the Syrian convoy, which was carrying weapons to the Lebanese Hezbollah. Strikes have become the first military intervention in the ongoing Syrian conflict on the part of Israel.


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