Syria opposition calls for end to sieges to resume talks

AFP , Wednesday 10 Feb 2016


Riad Hijab
Riad Hijab, who heads the Syrian opposition council backed by Saudi Arabia, speaks during a news conference in Riyadh January 20, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)

Sieges on towns and cities across Syria must be lifted and air strikes on civilian areas must stop if the opposition is to resume talks in Geneva as planned on February 25, a top opposition leader said on Wednesday.

"Before we go on February 25 those measures should be implemented in reality on the land," Riad Hijab, chief coordinator of the opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC), told reporters in London.

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