The Syria crisis must be resolved say world leaders

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A young boy sits in front of a destroyed building in Homs, Syria. Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa

During the opening of the General Debate on Monday, world leaders urged a resolution to Syria's brutal civil war – but offered different solutions on the best way forward.

Turmoil in Syria is responsible for the emergence of the so-called ISIL terrorist group, and the refugee crisis in Europe, the Assembly heard.

Matthew Wells watched the debate unfold.

Duration: 2’42″

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