BBC News 
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Russia’s foreign ministry has said that if the United Nations were to pull out of Syria, it would have “serious negative consequences” for the region.
The warning comes as the UN prepares formally to end its observer mission in Syria.
The mission’s mandate expires on Sunday and the UN has said the continuing violence means it will not be renewed.
Fresh fighting was reported in Aleppo on Thursday, with dozens reported killed in an attack on a bakery.
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