Ban Ki-Moon

A Syrian youth dives into a swimming pool as people enjoy a day out in the northern city of Aleppo on July 12, 2013. The new head of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad al-Assi has backed calls for a truce from UN chief Ban Ki-Moon during the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims the world over gather with family over festive meals after sunset when they can break the dawn-to-dusk fast.

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A youth dives into a swimming pool as people enjoy a day out in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday. The new head of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad Jarba has backed UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s call for a truce during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims the world over gather with their families over festive meals after sunset to break the dawn-to-dusk fast.