U.N. seeks to build peace talks on fragile Syria truce

March 5, 2016 4:30 PM

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U.N. seeks to build peace talks on fragile Syria truce

BEIRUT A total of 135 people were killed in the first week of a partial truce in Syria in areas covered by the deal, a monitoring group said on Saturday, highlighting its fragile nature just days before the United Nations attempts to reconvene peace talks.

U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura said the talks, originally due to begin on Monday in Geneva, would get off to a staggered start later in the week, with delegates arriving from Wednesday onwards.

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