Russian Foreign Minister: 'Decisive battle' underway in Syria

The Russian Foreign Minister claimed a "decisive battle" was underway in Syria.

Sergei Lavrov also warned that adopting UN Security Council sanctions on Syria would amount to direct support for rebels and could draw the country into civil war.

He said: "It is a dead end policy to support the opposition. Assad will not go on his own and our Western partners don't know what to do about that."