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    Participants of the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, including Russian and Iranian delegations, are leaving the hotel where the negotiations are being held, a Sputnik correspondent reported Monday.

    ASTANA (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, some members of the delegation were reported to have left the hotel without clarifying the reasons behind it.

    This is the first time, when Damascus and the armed opposition sit together at the negotiating table since the start of the conflict in the Arab country. Kazakh side expects the meeting to last through Tuesday.

    A nationwide ceasefire in Syria backed by Russia and Turkey came into effect on December 30 and was later supported by a UN Security Council resolution.

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