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Al Jazeera exclusive: UN working on secret contingency plans for Syria after the possible fall of Bashar al-Assad.

Last modified: 1 Apr 2013 16:46

Al Jazeera exclusive: UN working on secret contingency plans for Syria after the possible fall of Bashar al-Assad. It is a project code-named 'Syria: the day after'.

Al Jazeera's James Bays says, "After more than two years of bloodshed, the UN is preparing for a decisive event, including the possible fall of Bashar al-Assad. Of course, no one knows exactly what will happen or when."

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has put his own deputy in charge, Jan Eliasson.

"About six months ago, our day-after planning was mostly to what degree we could restore institutions... help with the reconciliation process... but I must admit, now the focus is more on the concern of what state of affairs we will have to deal with after the end of this conflict," Eliasson told Al Jazeera.

[Source: Al Jazeera]