Kerry urges Syrian peace talks to continue despite attack | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed on Sunday to both sides to continue Syrian peace talks in Geneva despite an attack by Islamic State bombers that killed more than 60 people near the country's holiest Shi'ite shrine.

Kerry said the conflict could easily engulf the Middle East if no negotiated settlement was achieved. He also called for immediate steps to increase food aid and other humanitarian assistance to Syrians.

"In the end there is no military solution to the conflict," Kerry said in a televised statement.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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Published Date: Jan 31, 2016 11:00 pm | Updated Date: Jan 31, 2016 11:00 pm