15 May 2006
Secretary-General Deeply Concerned at Reports of Increasing Violence in Somalia
NEW YORK, 12 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned at recent reports of increasing violence in Mogadishu, which has caused the deaths of over a hundred people and the displacement of thousands of non-combatants.
The Secretary-General calls on the warring factions to cease fire immediately. He also urges all parties to support the Transitional Federal Institutions in their effort to implement the Transitional Charter.
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