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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Statement by the Joint Special Representative for Syria on the 21 February explosion in Damascus

Cairo, Egypt, 22 February 2013

The joint UN-LAS envoy Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi strongly condemns the savage and horrible explosion in Damascus yesterday, which resulted in the killing of around one hundred and the injuring of two hundred fifty civilians.

Nothing could justify such horrible actions that amount to war crimes under international law.

We would like to remind that Mr. Brahimi has proposed, in his report to the Security Council on the 26th of January 2013, that independent international investigations should be carried for such crimes.

Notes to correspondents on 22 February 2013