10:43 GMT25 February 2020
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    The Free Syrian Army (FSA) supports the decision of the opposition High Negotiations Committee to put on hold its participation in the proximity talks over the humanitarian situation in the country, an FSA statement signed by all of its 37 units said.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) – The latest round of the intra-Syria talks finished in Geneva earlier this week and saw HNC walking out over continuous fighting in Syria and a lack of progress on humanitarian issues.

    "We appreciate and support the stance of the High Negotiations Committee on postponing the Geneva-3 talks, we are urging [it] to adhere to this position firmly until points 12, 13 and 14 on humanitarian issues of the [UN Security Council] resolution 2254 are implemented, especially with regard to stopping shelling of civilians, lifting of sieges and freeing the detainees."

    Four delegations were taking part in the talks – the government delegation, HNC, the opposition group that formed following talks in Moscow, Cairo and Astana and the Hmeimim delegation of internal opposition.

    The UN Security Council Resolution 2254 was adopted last December. It reaffirms the previous agreements to end the bombardment of civilians in Syria, bring the entire spectrum of political groups in the war-torn country to the negotiating table and promote a lasting political resolution to the crisis.


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