U.N. envoy: Transitional government plan could end Syrian war in a 'few months'
By Saad Abedine and Holly Yan, CNN
December 27, 2012 -- Updated 1220 GMT (2020 HKT)
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(CNN) -- In his latest diplomatic push to end the Syrian civil war, U.N. peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said the conflict could be over in a "few months" -- provided that warring parties agree to a plan with a transitional government.
Brahimi is in Damascus this week meeting with President Bashar al-Assad and other officials.
"I discussed with all the parties the need to have a transitional government that will hold broad powers," Brahimi said in a statement aired on Syrian state-run TV.