Syria’s Assad Acknowledges Country Is in a "Real State of War"
Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned Syria today that it will treat any Syrian troops who approach the Turkish border as a “direct threat.” The standoff between the two countries started then Syria shot down a Turkish reconnaissance jet over the Mediterranean Sea. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told his cabinet today and acknowledged that the uprising in Syria is “a real state of war.”
Fox News’ Greg Palkot reported from the capital of Damascus where he has been a witness to the escalating violence in Syria. He talked to the head of the United Nations
observer mission, which has been halted due to the danger. General Robert Mood told Palkot that the continuing violence is a circle that must be broken and he also spoke of the possibility that patrols could resume in a couple of days. However, another U.N. official is quoted as saying that under current circumstances that possibility could not be considered.