Syrian armed opposition suspends participation in Astana peace talks

 03 May 2017 - 13:53

Syrian armed opposition suspends participation in Astana peace talks
(FILES) This file photo taken on January 23, 2017 shows chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush (C) of the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel group attending the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel. AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

Reuters

ASTANA: The Syrian armed opposition said on Wednesday it had suspended its participation in the talks on settling the Syrian crisis being held in the Kazakh capital Astana, demanding an end to government bombardment of the areas under its control.

"The delegation has suspended its participation after presenting a memorandum for a total commitment to stopping (government) bombardments," said political opposition SNC spokesman Ahmad Ramadan.