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UN to debate Syria as the violence continues

The UN secretary general has condemned Syria for using tanks and live ammunition against protesters.

Ban ki Moon has called for an independent investigation into recent killings which are reported to have left at least four hundred dead since the middle of last month.

The violence will be debated at the UN Security Council today. The BBC's diplomatic correspondent James Robbins reports.

The BBC cannot verify all footage shown, but it is believed to have been shot in Syria in recent days

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