U.N.'s Syrian Envoy Steps Down As Civil War Continues

Lakhdar Brahimi will step down at the end of this month from his post as United Nations Special Envoy to Syria. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Lakhdar Brahimi will resign at the end of the month from his post as Syrian international envoy, after a failed two-year effort to end the conflict that has claimed more than 150,000 lives in Syria.

Earlier this week, the forces of President Bashar al-Assad took full control of the city of Homs, which had been considered the capital of the revolution against him. Assad is also running for re-election next month, so there are questions about the future of the revolution.

The BBC’s Lina Sinjab joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Damascus to discuss Brahimi’s announcement.

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  • Lina Sinjab, BBC Middle East regional editor who is based out of London. She tweets @BBCLinaSinjab.
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