Government official accuses Syrian rebels of undermining UN talks

A fifth round of UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending Syria's conflict is under way in Geneva. But Syria's chief negotiator, Bashar Jaafari, has warned that a surge in rebel violence threatens the diplomatic process.

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    A fifth round of UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending Syria's conflict is under way in Geneva.

    But Syria's chief negotiator, Bashar Jaafari, has warned that a surge in rebel violence threatens the diplomatic process.

    For their part, the rebels also accuse government troops of increased attacks.

    Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Geneva.


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