U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met with Syrian opposition leaders in Geneva. She held talks
with members of the Syrian National Council (SNC), which formed in October amid efforts to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
The meeting came as the State Department announced that the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, who had been recalled in October, is returning to his post in Damascus.
France also announced that its ambassador to Syria, Eric Chevalier, has returned to his post in Damascus after being recalled to Paris in November.
Meanwhile, activists said Syrian forces killed at least 31 people on December 6, mostly in the central restive province of Homs.
compiled from agency reports