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

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Source: Reuters - Sat, 5 Mar 2016 16:44 GMT
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  • Monitoring group says 135 killed in truce area in 1 week

  • U.N. envoy seeks mid-week resumption of peace talks

  • Saudi minister says Assad should go sooner, not later

By Lisa Barrington

BEIRUT, March 5 (Reuters) - 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.

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