Thomson ReutersFebruary 3, 2014 13:31
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis
GENEVA (Reuters) - Deputy mediator Nasser al-Kidwa has left the team running peace talks aimed at ending the war in Syria, diplomatic sources said on Monday, after repeated calls from the Syrian government for him to be removed.
"He has been sacked," one of the diplomats said.
The United Nations confirmed his departure and said he had informed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of his intention to leave his post as deputy to international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, effective this week.