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Residents inspect a site damaged by an airstrike in Binnish, in the insurgent stronghold of Idlib province, Syria May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah


GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura vowed on Thursday to take the "last resort" option of airdrops and air lifts if there is no improvement in access to besieged areas in Syria by June 1, and did not rule out overriding the government's objections.

He said without improved aid access and some restoration of Syria's cessation of hostilities, the credibility of the next round of peace talks would be in question, but he would not abandon the talks, and was waiting for the right date.

(Reporting by Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay)


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