UN Syrian envoy arrives in Beirut, en route to Damascus

Published February 9th, 2015 - 08:09 GMT

The U.N.'s special envoy to Syria arrived in Beirut early Monday and is expected to travel to Damascus for talks with officials, state media reported.

The National News Agency said Staffan de Mistura flew into Beirut from Turkey and will travel overland to Damascus to follow up on his efforts at ending the 4-year-old Syrian conflict.

De Mistura has been trying to facilitate local ceasefires in different areas of Syria since October.

His efforts are currently focused on a “freeze” to the fighting in the orthern city of Aleppo.

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