Annan quits Syria mission
- Published: 3 Aug 2012 at 09.48
- Online news:
Kofi Annan has resigned as UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, complaining that his April peace plan had not received the support it deserved from major powers.
Syrians look at a destroyed army tank parked outside the Azaz mosque, north of Aleppo, on Thursday.
As the Syrian army deployed fighter jets against rebels armed with tanks around the commercial capital Aleppo, the former UN chief regretted an "increasing militarisation" of the 17-month conflict.
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