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    UN official calls Syria conflict 'civil war'

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Herve Ladsous, the head of the United Nations' peacekeeping operations, has said that the situation in Syria now amounts to a full-scale civil war.

    Meanwhile, the United States says Russia is sending attack helicopters to the country.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports.