Assad must stop violence, UN chief says after latest deaths

08.08.2011                      08.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Assad must stop violence, UN chief says after latest deaths

"I hope he takes that situation very seriously" Ban says from Japan, a day after residents said Syrian tanks stormed Deir al-Zor , killing at least 50; UN chief says he delivered phone message to Syrian president.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday renewed ;his appeal to Syrian President Bashar Assad to stop the violence against civilians after reports of a new military crackdown just a day earlier.
Ban, speaking to reporters in northeast Japan, said that he had delivered a strong message to Assad in a phone conversation on Saturday ahead of his report on Syria to the Security Council due on Aug. 10….