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UN's Ban Calls Aleppo 'Synonym for Hell' in Final News Conference

Outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday referred to Aleppo, Syria, as a "synonym for hell" during his final news conference before stepping down at the end of the year. "We have collectively failed the people of Syria. Peace will only prevail when it is accompanied by compassion, justice and accountability for the abominable crimes we have seen," Ban said. Earlier Friday, the Syrian government suspended an evacuation operation to move civilians out of...

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