UN Chief urges end to use of force in Syria after civilian deaths
Mr. Ban reiterated his appeal to the Syrian Government to abide by its international human rights obligations.
He took note of the announced intention of the Government to implement reforms, saying he is convinced that there is no alternative to an immediate and inclusive dialogue on comprehensive reforms to address the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.
Media reports Saturday stated that several people were killed when demonstrators took to the streets following Friday prayers in a number of Syrian cities. Security forces are reported to have opened fire on p rotesters in a suburb of Damascus killing four people. Dozens of people have been killed in previous demonstrations.