Ban Ki-Moon: Massacre could plunge Syria into civil war

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Credit: REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that massacres of civilians, such as the one perpetrated in Houla last weekend, could plunge Syria into a devastating civil war.

Speaking in Istanbul, he said: "The massacre of civilians of the sort seen last weekend could plunge Syria into catastrophic civil war - a civil war from which the country would never recover."