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Damascus : Syria | Aug 02, 2012 at 12:55 PM PDT
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Annan Quits Syria Role - The Associated Press

02 August 2012

In wake of highly deplorable situation in Syria, the former Secretary General, Kofi Annan quits as U.N Security Council and Arab League joint special peace envoy to Syria.

Kofi Annan’s decision came at a point when Syrian regime has apparently lost the battle with its opposition forces in the city of Aleppo. A footage of Free Syrian Army (FSA) enchanting religious slogans and then brutally killing a group of people who they termed as al-Assad’s loyalists, has gone viral on Wednesday and received sharp cricism worldwide. Human rights activists and political analysts condemned the footage and opined the killings as “inhuman” and “sign of revenge”.

According to Reuter’s news website, Kofi Annan has pointed finger on ‘failed international diplomacy’ and ‘non-cooperating attitude of United Nations and western powers’ for the reason behind his decision to quit.

The United Nations Secretary, Ban-ki- Moon, said on Thursday: "Kofi Annan deserves our profound admiration for the selfless way in which he has put his formidable skills and prestige to this most difficult and potentially thankless of assignments." Ban-ki-Moon later announced that Kofi Annan would leave by the end of August 2012, and the process to select a new successor is under way.

Syrian conflict has transformed into a worst intense battle over the last couple of weeks especially in the city of Aleppo and Damascus. According to CNN updates, rebels have also battered the airport near Aleppo on Thursday.

In another breaking news report, the President Barack Obama has been reported to have authorized covert directives with the Syrian opposition forces, to provide them a secret military support. The Obama administration said, it’s a move which is being taken after failure of UN Security council, to support tougher sanctions on Syria last month, and said that the US is providing only non-lethal support to rebels such as communication equipments.

However, on the contrary, the United Nations said that the Syrian Opposition forces are being provided heavy military equipments. The CNN reported: “Rebels are now equipped with heavy weaponry, including tanks, the United Nations said, a sign that the armed resistance to President Bashar al-Assad's regime is gaining military potency.”

The whole picture of Syrian rebel forces on a revengeful attitude, the current covert directives of the US President to provide them military support, and Kofi Annan’s frustrated step to quit as an international peace envoy to Syria, is certainly not indicating good times ahead, not only to the Syria but to the whole Middle East region as well.

Moreover, if this disastrous situation tends to persist, with the biased stance of Arab League and western powers especially the US, the world must be ready to add thousands more to the number of almost 20,000 civilians already being killed, since the time of Syrian uprising March 2011.

Source: CNN/Reuters

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