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    Syria’s opposition group formed at the Hmeimim air facility in Syria would take part in a united opposition delegation if at least five of its members were permitted to join, the head of Hmeymim group delegation to the Geneva talks, Ilian Masaad, told Sputnik on Sunday.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) A unified opposition delegation might be formed by the start of the next round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva, a source at the talks told Sputnik earlier in the day. Under the proposals, the delegation would comprise five Riyadh-formed High Negotiations Committee (HNC) members, one delegate from the Moscow group, one delegate from the Cairo group, one from Astana group, and one from Hmeymim-formed opposition, according to the source.

    "If there are five people from the Riyadh group, five from the Moscow-Cairo group, and five from us, then we are ready. We will not accept any other offers. This is final," Masaad said.

    Masaad added that he had not heard of the proposal to form a unified opposition delegation before.


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