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Brahimi: Syria risks becoming the new Somalia

08.11.2012 09:09

In an interview with Al-Hayat, the UN-Arab League joint special representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said that Syria risks becoming the new Somalia - a country with no government and where there is a constant civil war between field commanders and militants associated with al-Qaeda.

?The situation in Syria is very dangerous. I believe that if the crisis is not resolved, there is a danger of ?somalization?. This would mean the collapse of the state, strengthening of the field commanders and armed formations,? said Brahimi.