Marking the fourth anniversary of the civil war, the United States on Thursday made a fresh call for embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on urged the Security Council to take “determined measures” to end the war.
“For four years the Assad regime has answered Syrians’ calls for freedom and reform with unrelenting brutality, authoritarianism and destruction,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.
More than four million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries and 7.6 million civilians are displaced within the country as Assad’s forces battle opposition rebels and extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.
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Source News: Al Arabiya News