UN-backed Syria peace talks to restart in Geneva

March 23, 2017

A general view shows smoke rising from buildings following an air strike on Jobar, a rebel-held district on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 21, 2017. 

Syrian rivals were to resume UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, with escalating violence and deadlock on key issues dimming hopes of a breakthrough. 

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