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Tags: Syria | Peace Talks | Geneva

Opposition: No Progress on Syria Aid Convoy

Opposition: No Progress on Syria Aid Convoy
Syrian opposition spokesman Monzer Akbik briefs the press outside the United Nations Offices in Geneva on Jan. 27.

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:07 AM EST

GENEVA — Syria's opposition says there has been no progress on aid convoys reaching a besieged city in central Syria and the release of prisoners from government jails.

Opposition spokesman Monzer Akbik says talks on a political transition in Syria are beginning Monday regardless. "We will start talking about a new Syria," he told reporters in Geneva as the government and opposition delegation sat down again with a U.N. mediator for talks.

A tentative agreement was reached Sunday to let women and children leave a blockaded part of the old city of Homs. But Akbik described it Monday as a "moral outrage" and said people trapped in the city should receive aid inside their city and then have the freedom to leave or stay.

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MiddleEast
Syria's opposition says there has been no progress on aid convoys reaching a besieged city in central Syria and the release of prisoners from government jails.
Syria,Peace Talks,Geneva
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2014-07-27
Monday, 27 January 2014 10:07 AM
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