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Syria peace talks resume

Published:Monday | February 10, 2014 | 1:00 PM


The BBC is reporting that aid groups are trying to extend a truce in the Syrian city of Homs to allow more civilians to leave areas that have been under siege for 18 months.

The Red Crescent is reportedly trying to secure access routes into the city to get aid to those who are still trapped.

A three-day ceasefire that allowed hundreds to flee ended on Sunday.

Government and opposition negotiators have resumed peace talks in Geneva.

Analysts say that little progress is expected.

The opposition wants the government to commit in writing to the 2012 Geneva Communique, which called for the formation of a transitional administration with full executive authority.

President Bashar al-Assad's government has ruled out any transfer of power.


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