No "worse place on earth" than Syria's Raqqa, says top aid official

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Destruction in Tabqa city, Raqqa governorate, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Souleiman.

Needs are "beyond belief" for thousands of civilians trapped by ISIL fighters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, a senior aid official said on Thursday.

Jan Egeland, who's Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, made the comments after a meeting of an internationally-backed humanitarian task force in Geneva.

The UN is still considering the date for a new round of peace talks to attempt to resolve the more than six-year war in Syria that has left hundreds of thousands dead and displaced millions.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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