As the Geneva II Talks proceed, the Syrian rebels and regime forces continue to battle in different areas that have taken more civilian lives in the process. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in Britain, more than 4,959 civilians have died in the last three weeks of fighting, 515 of which were women and children.
Peace talks in the Swiss city have not reaped any solid result. One positive note is that both sides have allowed UN-backed humanitarian aid to pass through military and rebel-held areas to safeguard and transport civilians and deliver aid to the innocent. According to witnesses interviewed by news agencies, the humanitarian aid trucks arrived in location without trouble or interference from rebels or regime forces.
However, the UN mediators are pressuring US and Russia to push their two respective sides of the Syrian civil war to create progress in the peace talks. So far, Russia had still vetoed many proposals for a security council draft pertaining to Syria’s recovery.
The Syrian opposition still views a future without Syrian President Bashar al-Assad involved in the political stature of the future Syria.
UN proposals for Syria’s recovering nation involve “weeding out” foreign fighters regardless of which side they are fighting for in the civil war. Syria continues to be aided by Hezbollah forces, while a faction in the Syrian rebels include al-Qaeda linked groups.