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The international envoy to Syria is giving a stark warning regarding the ongoing crisis in that country speaking.
At a news conference in Cairo he says Syria could become yet another Somalia if a solution there is not found -- found soon in the meantime.
New violence is reported from a level in the north to -- rot in the south and Leland bitter.
Is following it all live from our Jerusalem bureau Leland.
And Greg no solution on the horizon right now in the violence we are seen -- cited Syria.
Is getting considerably.
Worse removing from what was an insurgency civil war now to something that was in -- don't.
Civil war he needs -- -- -- Two sides move mean against each other the -- front lines though are starting to close game especially on Damascus the capital there.
And president -- power base for now being told.
-- the rebel firing has actually closed the airport there in Damascus also the rebels.
Have gained some strategic high ground that they can fire down in this in the side strongholds.
They -- in Damascus it may -- now or never.
The president aside he uses heavy tanks these artillery and also with air power to try and hit some of these rebel positions that they he's gonna push them back.
Or the rebels are going to march all the way -- -- in towards.
His power base right now recent reports of what we can't have added hundreds if not at least a thousand people.
-- death -- it is now over.
The other thing we're seeing in the water bigger scale there inside.
The series the influence.
Of foreign fighters and islamists who have comedies are hard.
This -- who are now much more interested in turning Syria into something like an Islamic state.
We're trying to take control of their chemical weapons stockpiles are heavy weapons stockpiles.
Then they are bringing a democratic Syria.
To fruition over the next couple of months and that's what the real concern is for the international community Greg.
Is considered reporting live from Jerusalem Leland thank you.
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