Jakarta (Indonesia): U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the international community needs to act quickly to stem the yearlong bloodshed in Syria, saying even a one-minute delay means more deaths.
He says itâ€™s the most crucial issue facing the world today.
Ban told reporters Tuesday in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, that there is â€œno time to waste, no time to lose. Just one minute, one hour delay will mean more and more people dead.â€
The United Nations says well over 8,000 people have died as a result of Syriaâ€™s bloody crackdown on protesters.
There were signs this week that the countryâ€™s outgunned opposition was increasingly turning to insurgent tactics, with rebels battling the regime with machine guns and automatic rifles in the streets of the capital.(KMW NEWS)