Hopes for third round of Syria peace talks

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Lakdhar Brahimi

A third round of peace talks in Geneva to stop the three-year civil war in Syria has been proposed to the UN Security Council.

Over 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict which has pitted the government against rebel forces.

Speaking after briefing the Council, the United Nations and Arab League special envoy for Syria Lakdhar Brahimi said he hoped a fresh round of talks would make more progress

"We would very much like to continue this Geneva process but we would like the help of the Council and of those all those who can help to make sure that if and when we have the third round it will be a little bit more productive than the second round."

The second round of peace talks ended in February, without making substantial headway.

On Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General said that violence in Syria was reaching what he described as "unthinkable levels."

He said that Syria was now the biggest humanitarian and peace and security crisis facing the world.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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