Syrian opposition calls for intervention

As UN evnoy Kofi Annan departed Syria after an unproductive round of talks with government officials, loyalists to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continued their crackdown and activists came forward with another video claiming to report evidence of mutilated bodies. As soon as they released the video, opposition forces called on the international community to intervene.

Yet, the growing humanitarian crisis – as many as 230,000 have fled Syria – and growing concerns that the violence is becoming more sectarian in nature may add to the urgency of the situation.

Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser, the president of the UN General Assembly, sais they were ready to act if the UN Security Council remains deadlocked.

“The conditions in Syria are appalling. Over 8,000 people have been killed so far, including many women and   children. Violations of human rights are widespread and systematic,” Nasser said in a speech to the European parliament in Strasbourg.


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