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    A spokesman for Syria’s Tomorrow, a liberal opposition faction, told Sputnik on Wednesday that his group welcomed the statement made following the meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) with "cautious optimism."

    Syrian Air Force aircraft dropping humanitarian cargo on Russian parachute platforms in the area of Deir ez-Zor, Syria.
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    CAIRO (Sputnik) On Tuesday, the ISSG representatives held a meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna. Following the meeting, the group issued a statement calling for the observance of the truce in the Middle Eastern nation, progress toward a peaceful political transition and sustained humanitarian access to the areas in need.

    "The statement announced following the meeting in Vienna inspires optimism. However, after the recent failures in the implementation of ceasefire and deliveries of the humanitarian aid to besieged areas, we are cautious in our optimism," Monzer Akbik stressed.

    The ISSG, co-chaired by Moscow and Washington, was formed in November 2015, shortly after the beginning of the Syria peace talks, as a panel of countries seeking to end bloodshed in Syria. The European Union, the Arab League, China, Iran, Turkey, and the United Nations are members of the group, among other participants.

    Syria’s Tomorrow emerged in March in a new bid to unite liberal opposition forces under one umbrella organization. It is headed by Ahmad Jarba, the former chief of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, better known as the Syrian National Coalition (SNC).


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