BEIRUT Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes on rebel-held places in Deraa and Hama provinces and insurgents fired rockets at federal government targets on Thursday, the working day peace talks are set to start off in Geneva, a war monitoring team stated.
However, the all round degree of violence in western Syria was rather decrease than in previous times, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated.
The Geneva talks are using location just after practically two months of a shaky ceasefire concerning the federal government and rebels, with just about every facet accusing the other of violations. Hard-line jihadist groups this sort of as Islamic Condition are excluded from the truce.
(Reporting by John Davison, modifying by Larry King)