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Syria: UN condemns attacks on protesters

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the force used against anti-government protesters in Syria.

European countries have called for "strong measures" to halt repression in Syria, as its government steps up a campaign against peaceful protests.

In a joint statement, France and Italy urged the EU and UN to put pressure on Syria to end its crackdown.

Will Grant reports.

  • 27 Apr 2011
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