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    A member of the rebel delegation Osama Abu Zeid speaks to the media during the second day of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel on January 24, 2017

    Free Syrian Army Decision to Skip Astana Talks Final - Chief of Staff

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    The decision of the Free Syrian Army not to send its representatives to the talks on Syria in Astana is final, Ahmed Berri, the Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army told Sputnik.

    ASTANA (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, Abu Zeid and the head of the Syrian armed opposition delegation at the first two rounds of Astana talks on Syrian settlement, Mohammed Alloush, separately confirmed that the armed opposition made a final decision to not participate in the third round of Astana talks.

    On Tuesday, the Syria talks officially kicked off in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

    "The decision not to participate is final. The situation has not changed, " Berri said, asked on the possibility of the FSA representatives arrival to Astana.

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