U.N. chief fears executions, torture in Syria's Homs
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said he was worried that Syrian government forces were arbitrarily executing, imprisoning and torturing people in the battle-scarred city of Homs.
"A major assault on Homs took place yesterday," Ban told the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly. "Civilian losses have clearly been heavy. We continue to received grisly reports of summary executions, arbitrary detentions and torture."
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