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UN says violence in Syria is 'out of control'

27 June 2012 Last updated at 23:50 BST

UN human rights investigators say the violence in Syria is spiralling out of control, with much of the country descending into civil war.

Their warning comes after President Assad admitted that his country is in a state of war.

He told his cabinet it was a war that had to be won.

Caroline Hawley reports.