Syrian conflict 'close to a civil war'
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Security forces killed at least 10 people in fighting across Syria yesterday, activists said, as the Red Cross and Arab League warned that the conflict is becoming a civil war.
Clashes between state forces and rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad raged overnight and flared again yesterday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A parliamentary election on Monday, which the government promoted as a reform but the opposition boycotted, failed to halt the carnage.
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