Syrian opposition to meet diplomats in Geneva
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Syrian opposition to meet diplomats in Geneva

Syrian National Coalition sends delegation to Swiss city to discuss planned peace talks with US, Russian officials

Members of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, including the group's President Ahmed Jarba, center, Heitham Al-Maleh, left, and Salem Al-Muslit speak to the media at the British Foreign Office in London Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 (photo credit: AP/Alastair Grant)
Members of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, including the group's President Ahmed Jarba, center, Heitham Al-Maleh, left, and Salem Al-Muslit speak to the media at the British Foreign Office in London Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 (photo credit: AP/Alastair Grant)

ISTANBUL (AP) — The main Western-backed Syrian opposition group said it has sent a delegation to Geneva for consultations ahead of proposed peace talks.

An official with the Syrian National Coalition said Saturday that the small delegation plans to meet with US and Russian diplomats, as well as the United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak on the record.

Earlier this month, the SNC conditionally agreed to attend the Geneva talks that the US and Russia plan to hold by the end of the year. Top US and Russian diplomats are already in Geneva for talks with Iran on its nuclear program.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press

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