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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (Reuters)
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (Reuters)

Ban says Escalation on Syria-Turkey border “Extremely Dangerous”

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STRASBOURG- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning of the dangers of the escalating conflict along the Syria-Turkey border, as well as the effects of the Syrian crisis on neighboring Lebanon.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Monday of a "dangerous' fallout from spiralling violence along the Syrian-Turkish border, as regime troops shelled rebel bastions across Syria leaving dozens dead.

"The escalation of the conflict along the Syrian-Turkish border and the impact of the crisis on Lebanon are extremely dangerous," Ban said at the opening of the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France.

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned cross-border attacks by Syria and called for restraint between the two neighbours whose ties have nosedived, with Ankara supporting the rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

The UN chief also raised concerns about arms supplies to both Assad's regime and rebel forces.

"I am deeply concerned by the continued flow of arms to both the Syrian government and opposition forces. I urge again those countries providing arms to stop doing so," he said.

"Militarisation only aggravates the situation," he said. "I am calling on all concerned to abandon the use of violence, and move toward a political solution. That is the only way out of the crisis."

The armed uprising in Syria has increasingly sparked violence on the country's border with NATO member Turkey, with the Turkish military returning fire on Sunday after a shell launched from Syria struck the border village of Akcakale.

There were no casualties in Sunday's incident, but last Wednesday five civilians were killed in the village by shelling from Syria.

Since Wednesday, Turkey has launched retaliatory mortar fire at Syria for five days after shells from Syria killed five Turkish civilians in the southeastern border village of Akcakale, inflaming tensions between the former allies and leading to fears of a broader conflict.

Turkey's parliament on Thursday had accepted the government the green light to use military force against Syria if necessary.

All international efforts to stop the Syrian conflict have so far failed. Now in the 19th month of civil war, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the current death toll at more than 30,000 lives.
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Gratuitous talk
s.b            10/9/2012 3:49:16 PM
Calling the situation "extremely dangerous" is gratuitous talk. The UN should to establishing a no-fly zone to protect he Syrian people from bombings of the Assad regime.
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stay clear
notourbusiness            10/9/2012 12:25:34 AM
Russia can help Assad open work camp gulags for the enemies of Syrain Democracy.
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