Syria Faces 'Hell' If No Deal To End Crisis - UN Envoy -- BBC
Syria faces a stark choice between a political solution to end 21 months of bloodshed or "hell", United Nations peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned.
Mr Brahimi, speaking after talks in Moscow, said the conflict had become more militarised and sectarian.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed talks were the only solution.
But he said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's removal could not be a condition for talks, as demanded by the Syrian opposition.
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