BEIRUT (Sputnik) — The latest round of intra-Syrian talks took place in Geneva on April 13-27. The opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) walked out of the negotiations, citing the continuous fighting in Syria and the lack of progress on humanitarian issues.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups. On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups such Daesh, as well as al-Nusra Front, both outlawed in Russia and a range of other states, are not part of the deal.