29 July 2013
UN envoy warns Syria is turning into a global conflict
The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Robert Serry warned the UN Security Council that the Syrian conflict is turning global.
Serry stated that Syria is increasingly turning into a regional, if not a global, battleground citing a surge in sectarian violence in Syria and the broader region. According to Serry, the use of military might against civilian areas by the government forces attracts increasing numbers of foreign fighters.
The statement comes after the UN special envoy to Iraq warned the Security Council two weeks ago that the battlefields in Iraq and Syria are merging.