SYRIAN CONFLICT: World Powers Are About To Hold Cease Fire Talks

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 8.23.44 AMHopefully ISIS doesn’t plan to blow up the place while the meeting is going on.

Military officials from 17 countries are to meet in Geneva to discuss how to secure a cessation of hostilities in Syria, as a deadline they set expires.

Representatives of the US and Russia, which back opposing sides in the conflict, held talks earlier in an effort to agree a joint position.

The continuing fighting on the ground in Syria has dimmed hopes for a truce.

Meanwhile, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura conceded hopes of resuming peace talks on 25 February were not realistic.

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But he also insisted the talks could be successful “if emergency aid continues and we get a ceasefire”.

On Wednesday, the UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent were able to deliver desperately-needed supplies of food and medicine for 80,000 people in three besieged towns around Damascus and two in Idlib province.

Read more: BBC


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