Key Syria rebel group will attend Riyadh summit: statement

Rebel fighters with the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) run during a training session in Eastern al-Ghouta on January 11, 2015The powerful Jaish al-Islam rebel group announced late Monday it will attend a major meeting of Syrian opposition forces in Riyadh this week, the first rebel group to confirm participation. In an emailed statement, Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) spokesman Islam Alloush said it would send two delegates, Mohammad Alloush and Mohammad Birqdar, to the conference, which is set to begin on Wednesday. Zahran Alloush, Jaish al-Islam’s commander, would not attend the meeting, according to the statement.

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