MESOP INSIGHT ON SYRIA: “Peace talks deadliest period in 3 years!”

On Friday, the United Nations voiced concern over a possible “major assault” by regime forces against the opposition-held town Yabroud, noting a concentration of military forces in the area. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that President Barack Obama has requested new policy options for Syria as the country’s crisis worsens. – The death toll, which is no longer tallied by the UN, has spiked since the Geneva talks began, with almost five thousand deaths since January 22, the deadliest period in the three-year