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    Syrian Opposition Could Create United Delegation Before Next Geneva Talks

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    A unified opposition delegation may be formed by the next round of the Geneva talks conserning Syrian peace settlement, a source close to the negotiations told Sputnik.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) – A unified opposition delegation may be formed by the next round of the Geneva talks on the Syrian peace settlement, to include five representatives of the High Negotiations Committee’s (HNC), three members of the Moscow-Cairo-Astana group, and one person from the Hmemim opposition group, a source close to the negotiations told Sputnik.

    Talks on Syria’s reconciliation with the participation of a Damascus delegation as well as the three opposition groups are currently underway in the Swiss city of Geneva.

    "The United Nations is moving toward the creation of a unified opposition delegation, which will consist of 5 members of the HNC, a delegate from the Moscow group, one delegate from the Cairo group, one delegate from the Astana group, a delegate from Hmeimim, another one from the civil society, one from the representatives of the Syrian women and three patriotic activists — Ahmed Djerba, Maaziah Moaz Khatib, and Burhan Latrine," the source said.

    The source added that such arrangements “could ripen before the next round.”

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