Cameron says Syria 'attracting, empowering' new Al-Qaeda generation
British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that Syria is attracting and empowering a new cohort of Al-Qaeda-linked extremists.'
Cameron pointed out that there was a "strategic" as well as "moral imperative" to act as the death toll in Syria mounts.
He also saw a growing risk of "drawing regional powers into direct conflict," the BBC reports.
"A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Syria on our watch, with over 40,000 dead and millions in need of urgent assistance as a hard winter approaches," the report quoted Cameron, as saying.
According to the report, he said that European leaders had agreed, at their recent summit, on the need to review the arms embargo to help opponents to President Bashar al-Assad.
"We continue to encourage political transition from the top and to support the opposition which is attempting to force a transition from below," he said.
"This should include and will include looking at the arms embargo. We must now explore all options to support the opposition to enable greater support for the protection of civilians," he added.