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Spike in Fighting Puts Syrian Peace Talks, Aid at Risk

Senior U.N. officials warned Thursday that plans to resume intra-Syrian peace negotiations this month were at risk because of escalating fighting between government and rebel forces. Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, the U.N.'s deputy special envoy for Syria, said the world body was absolutely committed to bringing the warring parties back to the negotiating table toward the end of the month. However, "for these talks to be fruitful, I think the cessation of hostilities has to stand, has...

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