UN leader Ban Ki-moon has said he believes al-Qaeda committed a major bomb attack in Damascus that left dozens dead, and that up to 10,000 people have now been killed in Syria.
Ban said President Bashar al-Assad has still not implemented a peace plan agreed with UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.
“Very alarmingly and surprisingly, a few days ago, there was a huge serious massive terrorist attack. I believe that there must be al-Qaeda behind it. This has created again very serious problems,” Ban said at a youth event at the UN headquarters.
Suicide attackers detonated huge bombs in Damascus on May 10, killing at least 55 people and wounding nearly 400.
Syria has accused al-Qaeda of orchestrating attacks in the country in recent weeks, adding to the strife caused by the uprising against Assad.
“More than 9,000, at least, maybe 10,000 people have been killed during the last 15 months. It has reached an intolerable situation now,” Ban said….