Ban deplores Syria 'proxy war'
- Published: 4 Aug 2012 at 10.48
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned world powers they must overcome their rivalries to put an end to the "proxy war" in Syria, as deadly fighting raged in Damascus and the country's second city Aleppo.
Syrian rebels take up positions in the northern city of Aleppo on Friday.
Shells rained down on rebel positions in Aleppo as fighting was reported in Syria's commercial capital and in Damascus, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reporting at least 70 people killed across the country.
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