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UN: violence in Syria has surpassed levels seen before peace plan went into effect in April

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency, SANA, the damaged control room of Ikhbariya TV station is seen after it was attacked by gunmen in the town of Drousha, about 20 kilometers (14 miles) south of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Gunmen raided the headquarters of a pro-government Syrian TV station early Wednesday, demolishing the building and killing several employees, the state media reported. Syrian officials denounced what they called a rebel "massacre against the freedom of the press." (AP Photo/SANA)
June 27, 2012 - 4:37 AM

GENEVA - A senior U.N. official says violence in Syria has "reached or even surpassed" levels seen before the ceasefire agreement of April 12.

The U.N.'s deputy envoy for Syria Jean-Marie Guehenno says the six-point plan forged by his boss Kofi Annan "is clearly not being implemented."

Guehenno says the Syrian government and rebel groups must be made to understand that there are "consequences" to failure to implement the six-point plan.

Guehenno's statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday comes days before a high-level meeting of world powers Saturday in Geneva to discuss the situation in Syria.

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