UN Chief Praises Syrian Army Victory in Palmyra against ISIS

UN Chief Praises Syrian Army Victory in Palmyra against ISIS
Mon Mar 28, 2016 13:09:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Syrian army’s recapture of Palmyra from ISIS terrorists, expressing hope that the Damascus government will try to rebuild and protect the UNESCO-listed city.

Addressing a press conference in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Ban said “the extremist terrorists, they have been not only killing brutally people, they have been destroying human civilizations.”

“We are encouraged and fortunate” that Syrian soldiers regained control of Palmyra, said the UN chief, stressing he was also encouraged that Syria’s government “will try to not only preserve and protect, but try to restore” the site.

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