Killing in Syria Accelerates Amid Faltering Peace Talks

Over 230 people have been killed every day since Jan. 22


(Reuters)—Syrians have been dying in greater numbers than ever since peace talks began three weeks ago, activists said on Wednesday, as troops pounded rebel towns on the Lebanese border and negotiations faltered in Geneva.

More than 230 people have been killed every day in Syria since January 22, when international mediators brought President Bashar al-Assad's government and its opponents together, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. That is more than in any other three weeks since the war began in 2011.