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U.N. Monitors Seek Access To Rebel Stronghold

June 12 2012


The United Nations is urging the Syrian government to permit monitors to enter a rebel-held town that is under attack, reports the Voice of America News.

Residents of Al-Haffeh in Latakia province have said government helicopters and tanks have been firing on the northwestern town.

On Monday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said U.N. observers must be granted "unimpeded access" to Al-Haffeh.

The U.S. government is alarmed about reports that Syrian forces "may be...

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