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Latest News Wires Ramadan truce across Syria? UN Chief Ban Ki-moon makes an appeal

On the eve of Ramadan, Ban Ki-moon called for everyone in Syria to put down their weapons during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, 'for the sake of the Syrian people.'

By Louis CharbonneauReuters / July 8, 2013

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed on Monday for forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel fighters in Syria to put down their weapons during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.