Syria, Russia Step Up Airstrikes Ahead of Renewed Peace Talks in Geneva

November 28, 2017 12:57 AM
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Talks between the Syrian government and opposition forces aimed at bringing an end to the six-year war resume Tuesday in Geneva. Nearly half a million people have been killed since the President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on an uprising during the 2011 Arab Spring. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, several regional and global powers have intervened in the conflict – and it is they who will likely drive the terms of any peace deal.