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Food supplies enter besieged suburb of Syrian capital

Food supplies have begun entering a besieged suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus. In an apparent goodwill gesture by President Assad's government ahead of peace talks, aid was allowed through to Yarmouk, a predominantly Palestinian community.

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Syrian political opposition agrees to peace talks

The main Syrian political opposition group in exile, the Syrian National Coalition, said it had agreed y to attend internationally sponsored peace talks beginning in Switzerland next week.

The "Geneva 2" talks with representatives from President Bashar al-Assad's government start in Montreux on Wednesday and are seen as the most serious international effort yet to end the near three-year conflict.

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