Pro-Russia opposition joins Syria peace talks

Syrian opposition leader Qadri Jamil was once a trusted member of the Assad regime before he was dismissed in 2013Peace talks to end the war in Syria intensified Wednesday with the inclusion of a pro-Russian opposition group, as the UN widened efforts to find a political solution to the conflict. The entry into the Geneva talks of the so-called Moscow Group followed Russia’s decision to withdraw most of its forces from Syria, where they had been fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad. This surprise withdrawal continued Wednesday as a second group of Russian warplanes flew out of Syria, with SU-25 combat aircraft and IL-76 transport planes pulled out of Russia’s Hmeimim base in Syria.

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