11 February 2014

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

Secretary-General, Learning ‘with Great Shock’ of Reported Massacre


in Syria, Strongly Condemns Violence against Civilians


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

The Secretary-General has learned with great shock of reports of yet another massacre in Syria.  Dozens of civilians are said to have been brutally killed on 9 February in the Syrian village of Ma’an.  The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms all violence against civilians and calls for the perpetrators of this massacre, and all other crimes in Syria, to be brought to justice.  Such horrific incidents should be a reminder to all of the urgency of ending the conflict and launching a political transition towards a new Syria where all people and communities are guaranteed protection, rights and freedoms.

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