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Syrian armed opposition to return to Astana peace talks - RIA
May 4, 2017 / 5:43 AM / in 6 months

Syrian armed opposition to return to Astana peace talks - RIA

ASTANA (Reuters) - The Syrian armed opposition will return on Thursday to the talks on settling the Syrian conflict which are being held in the Kazakh capital Astana, RIA news agency quoted a source close to the negotiations as saying.

FILE PHOTO: Participants of Syria peace talks attend a meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov

A diplomatic source told Reuters in Astana that the rebel delegation had not yet arrived at the venue.

The Syrian armed opposition said on Wednesday it had suspended its participation in the peace talks and demanded an end to government bombing of areas under its control.

writing by Dmitry Solovyov and Denis Pinchuk; reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Denis Pinchuk

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