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U.N. condemns Syria for shelling

Published: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 10:41 p.m. CST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. Security Council overcame deep divisions to unanimously approve a statement Thursday condemning Syria’s shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children “in the strongest terms.”

Council members managed to bridge differences between the strong statement demanded by the United States and its Western supporters and backed by their NATO ally Turkey, and a weaker text pushed by Russia, Syria’s most important ally, after negotiations that began late Wednesday and continued through Thursday.

 

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