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Nearly 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace Talks

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January 31, 2014 AT 8:12 AM
Activists said fighting in Syria has killed nearly 1,900 people during the week of U.N.-hosted peace talks in Switzerland. The death toll indicates that violence barely paused as the warring parties met but struck uncompromising stances, failing to reach any agreements that could help resolve the conflict. The figures were reported by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Its director, Rami Abdurrahman, said the week's bloody toll was about average for the three-year conflict. The number included at least 430 civilians, killed by bombs, snipers, missiles, and other causes.