Syrian rebels reject talks which do not lead to power transition | Reuters

BEIRUT Syria's armed opposition factions said in a statement on Wednesday they could not accept an invitation to peace talks which did not lead to a "transition of power to a transitional governing body".The statement also said no steps could be taken towards a political solution to the Syrian civil war without a fully enforced ceasefire.

It said no outsiders could choose who represented the Syrian opposition at negotiations, a comment directed at U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.

(Reporting by John Davison and Suleiman al-Khalidi; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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Published Date: Feb 02, 2017 02:19 AM | Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 02:19 AM

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