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Syria's regime and rebels are likely to ratchet up military pressure on the ground after the failure of peace talks, setting the scene for a grim escalation of fighting, analysts say.Barely a day after a second round of peace talks in Geneva broke down Saturday, the rebel Free Syrian Army fired its military chief Salim Idriss, citing "the paralysis within the military command these past months". Even during the negotiations, there was little let-up in military operations by both sides that are estimated to have killed more than 140,000 people since the conflict began in March 2011 .The regime leaves having escaped significant pressure from its allies, particularly Russia, to discuss a transitional government, while the opposition managed to secure backing from some key rebel forces on the ground.
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