Syria talks in final day as tensions boil over US-led strike

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© AFP / by Maya GEBEILY | Syria’s warring sides enter a last day of a peace talks in Geneva, with little hope of a breakthrough

GENEVA (AFP) – Syria’s warring sides entered a final day of UN-backed talks on Friday with little sign of progress towards ending the conflict and with negotiations overshadowed by swelling tensions on the ground.

The sixth round of talks in Geneva was the latest effort to bring a political solution to the war, which has displaced millions and claimed more than 320,000 lives since 2011.

But the sluggish negotiations have been eclipsed by US accusations of new regime atrocities at a prison and the bombing of a pro-government convoy by US-led coalition warplanes.

The international alliance — which usually strikes jihadists — for the first time hit regime-allied forces as they headed toward a remote coalition garrison near the southern border with Jordan, US…

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