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    Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi speaks to Al Jazeera

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Lakhdar Brahimi, the special envoy for the UN and Arab League to Syria, heads for New York next week to brief the Security Council on his mission to Damascus. The Algerian diplomat met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Saturday and has been speaking to opposition leaders inside and outside the country to try to stop the worsening violence. Brahimi, in his first television interview since meeting the Syrian leader, spoke with Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf during a stop in Jordan, which has received the biggest influx of Syrian refugees. He warned that the crisis - which he termed a full-fledged civil war - is worsening and said he would consult UN members for support in developing a plan to stop the bloodshed.