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Damascus blasts "deplorable," says UN mission chief

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Damascus blasts "deplorable," says UN mission chief


The head of the UN observer mission in Syria has condemned the latest violence to hit the capital Damascus. Members of the monitoring team have visited the site of Thursday’s two blasts.

“This is a terrible kind of violence, that is deplorable. My very clear message to anyone that is engaging in this kind of violence is that it is not going to solve any problems,” said Major General Robert Mood, Head of the UN Mission to Syria.

The attacks in Damascus come a day after an explosion hit vehicles accompanying a convoy of UN observers in the southern province of Deraa. Up to eight Syrian soldiers were injured.

A team of 70 UN military observers is now in Syria. A further 30 are due to arrive over the coming days.

Their mission is to oversee a ceasefire but, with the violence continuing, a solution to the deadly conflict still seems a long way off.

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