Syria denies facing ‘Civil War’

June 14th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria is not witnessing a “civil war” but a struggle to uproot the “plague of terrorism, abduction and payment of ransoms, aggressions and explosions”, the country’s foreign ministry said Thursday.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry, in a statement in the wake of recent claims by UN officials about “civil war” like situation in the country, said “any talk about a civil war in Syria doesn’t reflect the reality”.

“Syria is not witnessing a ‘civil war’, but a struggle to uproot the plague of terrorism and encounter the killing, abduction and payment of ransoms, aggressions and explosions,” the state-run SANA news agency reported.

UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said Wednesday that Syria was now in a full-scale civil war.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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