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''These are not easy negotiations": Brahimi

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 01:16

Jan. 28 - United Nations mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says peace talks are ''not easy'' as war rages in Syria. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Syrian rebels launch a new offensive in Aleppo. Amid the relentless sound of gunfire they fight to hold what they have. Against this backdrop of war and rage peace talks continue in Geneva. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says there are no easy answers. . (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEDIATOR LAKHDAR BRAHIMI SAYING: ''These are not easy negotiations, they haven't been easy today, they haven't been easy these past days and they will probably not be easy in coming few days. The war in Syria is fanning regional tensions with footage which can not be independently verified by Reuters showing rebels standing over a corpse they say is a Hezbollah fighter. The conflict has gone on almost three years and killed more than 100,000 people. Survivors face a future with no guarantees as the hard work of diplomacy goes on in Geneva.

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''These are not easy negotiations": Brahimi

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 01:16