Kofi Annan in Damascus for talks with Syrian authorities and opposition

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Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian Crisis, Kofi Annan

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Syria on Monday for talks with President Bashar Al-Assad and senior officials.

His visit follows the killing of more than 100 civilians in the village of El-Houleh on Friday.

"I urge the Government to take bold steps to signal that it is serious in its intention to resolve this crisis peacefully, and for everyone involved to help create the right context for a credible political process."

Mr. Annan and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have called the killings an "appalling and brutal crime."

 The UN Security Council and the Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay have also strongly condemned the attack.

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