(CNN) -- Syria's government on Thursday dismissed a U.N. official's claim that its conflict has turned into a full-scale civil war, saying the description contradicts the nature of the fight. "Any talk about civil war in Syria doesn't reflect the reality," the government said in a statement released through the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency. "Syria is not witnessing a 'civil war' but rather a struggle to uproot the plague of terrorism.
Syrian officials say Israeli planes struck inside their borders on Wednesday, prompting fears that the two-year-old civil conflict in the country could spread beyond its borders, The New York Times reports. “A statement by the Syria... Read Post
The Red Cross (ICRC) says fighting in Syria has become so widespread that the conflict is now in effect a civil war. The change in status means combatants will now be officially subject to the Geneva Conventions, leaving them more e... Read Post