UN team evac­u­ated af­ter Syria blast

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A team of in­ter­na­tional ob­servers was evac­u­ated from a tense town in north­ern Syria to­day, the day af­ter their con­voy was hit by a road­side bomb, a UN spokesman said. Syria-based UN of­fi­cial Has­san Seklawi said UN mem­bers picked up the team af­ter they were ap­par­ently stranded in the town of Khan Sheikhoun overnight with mem­bers of the op­po­si­tion. The UN said rebel forces gave the six ob­servers shel­ter in the town, which has wit­nessed anti-gov­ern­ment protests since an up­ris­ing against pres­i­dent Bashar As­sad’s regime be­gan in March last year.

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