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Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations envoy to Syria, announces resignation
Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations envoy to Syria, announces resignation

The United Nations special representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, announced his resignation Tuesday, two years after taking on a position that he had described as "nearly impossible." The announcement of the veteran Algerian diplomat's departure at the end of the month comes after U.N-sponsored peace talks failed to produce a solution to the 3-year-old Syrian conflict, which activists say has claimed more than 15,000 lives and displaced millions. It was the latest in series of diplomatic failures in Syria. “It’s very sad that I leave this position and leave Syria behind in such a bad state,” Brahimi said Tuesday at a news conference at United...

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