UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Friday (April 6th) the fresh attacks the Syrian regime has launched against opposition strongholds in spite of Damascus' pledge to halt operations by April 10th, AFP reported Saturday (April 7th).
Ban Ki-moon believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's pledge to stop military operations before April 10th "can't be an excuse for proceeding with killings," according to his spokesperson, Martin Nesirky.
"Such acts are a violation of the consensus position of the Security Council" in the peace plan brokered by the UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, Nesirky reported.
The UN Security Council unanimously approved a statement requiring Damascus to respect the April 10th deadline and requiring Syrian opposition forces to do the same no less than 48 hours later.
Ban Ki-moon "demands the Syrian government to immediately and unconditionally stop all of its military operations against the Syrian people", Nesirky said.