19 March 2012

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Firmly Condemns Bomb Attacks in Damascus,


Calls for All Violence to Cease Immediately


The following statement was issued on 17 March by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General firmly condemns the multiple bomb attacks today in Damascus which killed and injured scores of people.  He extends his sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and the people of Syria.  The Secretary-General calls for all violence to cease immediately.

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