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    Syrian Kurdish-Led Rebel Group Refuses to Abide by Astana Meeting’s Decisions

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    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) opposition group will not adhere to any decisions reached during the intra-Syrian talks held in Astana, the SDF General Command said Monday.

    ASTANA (Sputnik) – This is the first time Damascus and the armed opposition sit together at the negotiating table since the start of the conflict in the Arab country.

    The Astana talks have begun earlier in the day and Kazakh side expects the meeting to last through Tuesday.

    "And we the components of SDF see that excluding Kurds from participating in the meeting as a part on the negotiations table is a violation of our right and sacrifices, so we would not abide by a congress’ decisions that we would not be invited to," the general command said in a statement.

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