UN chief appeals for Ramadan truce in Syria

By REUTERS
July 9, 2013 05:40

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed on Monday for forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebel fighters in Syria to put down their weapons during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

In a statement, Ban said Ramadan is one of the four months on the Islamic calendar during which fighting is supposed to cease."For the sake of the Syrian people, therefore, I would like to call on all parties in Syria to respect this religious obligation for at least, at a minimum, one month," Ban said on the eve of Ramadan, which begins on Tuesday.


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