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'Friends of Syria' meet opposition leader in Paris


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'Friends of Syria' meet opposition leader in Paris

The ‘Friends of Syria’ group of foreign ministers has convened in Paris in a last ditch attempt to convince the Syrian opposition to attend a peace conference in Geneva at the end of January.

By January 17, opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba is expected to announce whether his divided coalition will be at the conference.

Even if it agrees to attend, analysts say the coalition does not have enough credibility or unity with other Syrian groups to sit in as the official opposition to the Assad government.

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