Syria Fighting Intensifies in Damascus Day After Annan Quits

Syria Fighting Intensifies in Damascus Day After Annan Quits

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Kofi Annan said that, while some had labeled his job as a “mission impossible,” the “clear lack of unity in the Security Council” compounded the difficulties he already faced because of both “Syrian government intransigence” and the “escalating military campaign of the opposition.”