Security Council Ban deplore deadly terrorist bombing in Syrian capital

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban extended his condolences to the Government of Syria and the victims’ families, and wished a speedy recovery for those injured in the attack.“The Secretary-General calls for the perpetrators of this crime to be brought to justice,” it added.In a statement to the press read out by Ambassador Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso, which holds the rotating Council presidency, the 15-member body also offered its condolences to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Syria.“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act of terrorism to justice and urged all States… to cooperate actively with the Syrian authorities in this regard.”Mr. Kafando said the Council reminded States that, when trying to combat terrorism, they must ensure any measures they take comply with international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law. 27 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have strongly condemned today’s terrorist bombing on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 17 civilians.

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