Hundreds of protestors in Syria killed

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Hundreds of anti-government protestors have been killed or injured in Syria on Sunday in a violent offensive by security forces.

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the Government to stop the use of force against civilians "immediately".

Mr. Ban Ki-moon reminds the Syrian authorities of their obligation to respect the rights of their people to free speech and peaceful assembly.

The United Nations Security Council is expected to hold a meeting to discuss the situation in Syria.

Syria: UN chief condemns latest bloody violence against civilians

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