President Bashar al-Assad meets envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi
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Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in talks with Syria's Assad

The international peace envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, has been meeting the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on the second day of a visit to the capital Damascus.

In brief comments after the meeting, Mr Brahimi gave no indication of progress towards a negotiated solution to the conflict, and he said the situation was still worrying.

Syrian opposition activists said 90 people were killed on Sunday in a government air strike on the rebel-held town of Halfaya.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut.

  • 24 Dec 2012