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    Head of the Syrian government delegation at Geneva talks, Bashar Jaafari, accused Jaysh Al-Islam and Ahrar Ash-Sham of carrying out terrorist attacks in Aleppo and Damascus on Monday.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) – Head of the Syrian government delegation said that the terrorists are to blame for the latest attacks on Aleppo and Damascus: 

    "It is not surprising that the attacks in Aleppo were carried out by Ahrar ash-Sham, trained by Turkey, and the terrorist attack in Damascus by Jaysh al-Islam, which is trained by Saudi Arabia," Jaafari told reporters after talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.

    The Syrian diplomat added that he addressed the escalation of violence in Aleppo in talks with de Mistura, and asserted that the Saudi-backed High Negotiations Committee (HNC) opposition group’s "statements were aimed at disrupting the ongoing intra-Syrian talks and increasing external intervention in these negotiations."

    "The threats emanating from a number of representatives of the Saudi delegation [HNC] who have been here in Geneva before getting upset and leaving, have transferred into rocket attacks on the ground in Aleppo and a suicide bombing that killed innocent people in Sayeda Zeinab in Damascus," Jaafari said.


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