Stop “fuelling fire” in Syria, says aid negotiator

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UN Special Advisor Jan Egeland described the Syrian conflict was a “very dirty war” after a meeting of the Humanitarian Task Force in Geneva. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

The renewed interest of the United States in resolving the Syria conflict is to be welcomed but more countries with influence must stop "fuelling (the) fire", a top UN humanitarian adviser said on Thursday.

Those comments, by UN Special Advisor Jan Egeland, followed a meeting of the Humanitarian Access Task Force in Geneva.

It convened two days after a suspected chemical attack that killed more than 70 people and which US President Donald Trump said had crossed "a lot of red lines".

Daniel Johnson has more.

Duration: 2’14″

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