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Geneva talks on Syria to resume May 16

Geneva peace talks on the Syrian crisis will resume on May 16, United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday.

In a press statement, de Mistura voiced hope the de-escalation deal reached between Russia, Iran and Turkey would help achieve settlement in Syria and "shape an environment conducive to the political intra-Syrian talks in Geneva".

Press reports confirmed the Assad regime forces had not abided by the deal.

Assad regime foreign minister Walid al-Moualem said the opposition forces "should drive militants from opposition-controlled areas".