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UN issues blank statement on Syria, says it has run out of words

GENEVA: The U.N. children’s fund UNICEF issued a blank “statement” on Tuesday to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta and neighboring Damascus. “No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones,” the release from UNICEF’s regional director Geert Cappalaere began. There followed 10 empty lines with quote marks indicating missing text, and an explanatory footnote. “UNICEF is issuing this blank statement.…