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The United Nations envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura hopes the intra-Syrian peace talks could be restarted next month.

He was talking to newsmen after meeting with US Syria envoy Michael Ratney and deputy Russian foreign minister Gennady Gatilov in Geneva, as part of diplomatic efforts to end the Syrian conflict.

He said our aim is to proceed with a third round of intra-Syrian talks towards the end of next month.

Meanwhile, fighting between government forces and rebels continue on outskirts of Aleppo city. Government forces have tightened their siege of opposition-controlled parts of the city.

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