Syrian civil war spills over its borders

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The two-year war in Syria has become what many had feared: a regional conflict spilling over its borders as well as a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

This weekend, the conflict worsened when the leader of Hezbollah–the Iranian-backed terrorist group backing President Bashar al-Assad–vowed to commit his troops to bring victory to Assad, as rockets struck inside Lebanon near Hezbollah’s stronghold in Beirut.

The international community is still weighing its options. On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russia’s foreign minister; the EU lifted an arms ban on Syrian militants; and Senator John McCain crossed the border into Syria to meet with rebel leaders.

On Wednesday, Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, joined NOW with Alex Wagner to discuss Syria and what the international response should be now, as the conflict escalates.

Syrian civil war spills over its borders

Updated