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A resolution to the Syrian crisis remains a distant dream. The bloody conflict between the Syrian government and opposition forces continues and the United Nations' efforts to restore peace in the country have been failures.
On Jan 30, Israel launched an air strike on a convoy, which it claimed was carrying anti-aircraft weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon, inside Syrian territory. The attack came just a day after the bodies of 78 people killed by unidentified forces were found in a river in Aleppo. The discovery of the bodies has raised the possibility of outside forces being involved in the Syrian conflict, which only the countries supporting the opposition can clarify.
Lakhdar Brahimi, the joint UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, has said the country is being destroyed and his mediation efforts cannot go forward unless the UN Security Council unites to push the Syrian government and opposition forces toward some sort of compromise.