Syrian government allows aid into besieged towns

Peace talks between the government and rebel groups have official started

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The Syrian Government has agreed to allow aid into the besieged towns of Mayaya, al-Foua and Kefraya.

It's after the UN's peace envoy said the Syrian opposition representatives are right in calling for a truce while talks are underway.

Staffan de Mistura says after a weekend of negotiations - talks between the regime and rebels are now officially taking place.

Pressure is mounting on President Basar al Assad to allow aid into besieged towns as people continue to starve to death across the war torn country.

Peace talks have broken for the night in Geneva but Mr de Mistura outlines why he supports the rebel's demands: