(Corrects headline, Ban's quote in second paragraph to match
official U.N. transcript, which alters what Ban was understood
to have said: "attacked by armed attacks" instead of "attacked
by army tanks")
UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (Reuters) - The convoy of Lieutenant
General Babacar Gaye, head of the U.N. observer mission in
Syria, was attacked over the weekend and only the vehicles'
armor protected them from injury, U.N. Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon said on Monday.
"Yesterday the convoy of General Gaye was attacked by armed
attacks," Ban told reporters in New York, according to an
official transcript of his remarks issued by the U.N. press
office. "Fortunately there were no injuries."
(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Will Dunham)