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Brahimi resigns Syria U.N.-Arab post

As 2nd envoy for conflict gives up, France says chemical weapons used 14 times

Posted: May 14, 2014 at 5:26 a.m.

United Nations mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, seen in this Jan. 27 file photo, resigned Tuesday as the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy on Syria after a nearly two-year effort that failed to bring peace to the war-ravaged country.

Lakhdar Brahimi resigned Tuesday as the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy to Syria after trying for nearly two years to overcome "almost impossible odds" to end a civil war that has claimed more than 150,000 lives, the U.N. chief announced Tuesday.

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