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Syria opposition meets to decide on peace talks
Published :Thursday, 28 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 19

RIYADH, Jan 27: The Saudi-backed Syrian opposition met on Wednesday to decide whether to attend UN peace talks, as wrangling over who will go threatens to derail the biggest push yet to resolve the country's war.
Members of the so-called High Negotiations Committee -- formed in Riyadh last month in an effort to unite Syria's fractious opposition -- met in the Saudi capital for a second day on whether to accept a UN invitation to the talks due to start Friday.
The Committee insists it must be the sole opposition delegation at the talks in Geneva and is asking for "clarifications" after the UN issued invitations to other regime opponents.
The negotiations were already delayed from Monday over the issue of who will represent the myriad forces opposing President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's nearly five-year civil war.
Committee spokesman Monzer Makhous told AFP the talks had resumed and could last all day but refused to
comment further.     ?AFP








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