“Despair and tiredness” in Syria, says UN Special Envoy

3 November 2014

The people of Syria are tired and desperate after more than three years of civil war, according to the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on the situation in Syria.

Around 200,000 people have been killed in the conflict which has pitted government forces against rebel groups.

In recent months a new terrorist threat has emerged with the appearance of the group ISIL, also known as ISIS.

Staffan de Mistura has recently wrapped up a 40-day visit to the region, in his capacity as Special Envoy.

Stephanie Coutrix asked him about his trip.

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