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Syrian Civilians Despair as Peace Prospects Evaporate, UN Panel Says

U.N. investigators warned Tuesday that a resurgence of violence in the war in Syria during the past six months were crushing hopes for peace in that country. The four-member Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, which submitted its 12th periodic report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, said that a marked surge in fighting, with casualties mounting at an alarming rate and civilians unable to flee from daily airstrikes, had left Syrians in a state of despair. It said...

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