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Geneva Talks On Syria Useless, Say Activists

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February 10, 2014 AT 4:32 PM
Syrian activists said that a second round of peace talks are not likely to end the nearly three-year civil war given that the regime of Bashar Assad continues to besiege cities with barrel bombs, starvation, snipers and torture. "Geneva II will not work under these circumstances," said Ibrahim Mohamad an engineer from Homs currently based in Damascus. "More than 1,000 Syrians have been killed while these gentlemen met in Geneva." The second round of talks is a continuation of discussions started in January, which accomplished little save for the creation of a three-day "humanitarian pause" to evacuate those stuck in the besieged city of Homs.