UN Syria envoy to meet US, Russian officials Tuesday

Rescuers look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following an air strike on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo on July 19, 2016UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will hold talks Tuesday with top US and Russian officials in Geneva in a bid to revive flagging peace talks, his office said. US mission spokesman Paul Patin told AFP that the State Department’s special envoy for Syria Michael Ratney will be at the meeting, while Russia’s Ria-Novosti news agency said Moscow will be represented by deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov. De Mistura’s spokeswoman Jessy Chahine, who confirmed the meeting, gave no details about its agenda, but the UN envoy has been trying to save a peace process which some feared was facing total collapse.

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