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U.N. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Tartous - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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New York-United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of dozens of civilians in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous.

A statement attributable to his spokesperson said that the Secretary-General “takes note with great concern of the escalating military activity in many areas in and around Damascus.”

“The violence, particularly in Daraya, Aleppo and Idlib, and in the northern countryside of Homs, especially Al-Houla, is causing mounting civilian casualties,” the Secretary-General said.

In his statement, Ban also reiterated a call on all parties to the Syrian conflict to refrain from attacks on the civilian population, adding that those perpetrating such attacks must be held accountable for their crimes.

The Secretary-General also called on all member states to take “immediate, collective and decisive action to bring the tragedy unfolding in Syria to an end” in line with their commitments in accordance with Security Council resolutions.