Spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced
Monday the reduction of the number of the international organization mission in Damascus
for security reasons.
Martin Nesirky said in a press conference that the UN decesion came after shells
had hit a hotel, in which UN diplomats stay.
"Our employees will be transferred to the UN bureau in Beirut and to the HQ of the
UN-Arab League special envoy in Cairo", Nesirky stated.