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Aleppo has become "synonymous with hell", - Ban Ki-moon
17:52, 17 December 2016
Aleppo has become "synonymous with hell", - Ban Ki-moon

At a farewell press conference, UN former Secretary General warned that "violence will not stop by itself"

17:52, 17 December 2016

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Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a farewell press conference, said that the massacre in Syria remains a gaping wound on the conscience of mankind ", and Aleppo became" synonymous with hell. "

It is reported by the UN news center.

Former Secretary General recalled that during the evacuation, thousands of people, including more than 190 sick and wounded could leave the city. They were taken to the hospital in Idlib, in the vicinity of the western Aleppo and moved to Turkey. However, due to the resumption of fire by the Syrian military, operation had to be suspended. UN is  holding talks, in order to continue to save people, emphasized Ban Ki-moon.

Leaving his post, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that once flushing, the violence will not stop by itself. Examples of this - these are almost a six-year war in Syria, the protracted conflicts in the Central African Republic and Yemen, the violence in South Sudan, which could lead to genocide, said in a statement.

He acknowledged that leaves many challenges as an inheritance to his successor and the UN member states.

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