A UN envoy says the Israel-Hamas war is spilling into Syria, adding to growing instability there

The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, speaks to journalists in Feb.2023, in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki, File)

UNITED NATIONS — The Israel-Hamas war is spilling into Syria, fueled by growing instability, violence and a lack of progress toward a political solution to its 12-year conflict, the United Nations special envoy for the country said Monday.