Syrian opposition says Russian withdrawal would be positive | Reuters

GENEVA Syria's opposition on Monday welcomed a Russian announcement that it would start pulling forces back from Syria, saying a serious withdrawal would put pressure on Syrian authorities and give peace talks a positive impetus.

"If there is seriousness in implementing the withdrawal, it will give the talks a positive push," said Salim al-Muslat, spokesman for the rebel High Negotiations Committee.

"If this is a serious step it will form a major element of pressure on the regime, because the Russian support prolonged the regime. Matters will change significantly as a result of that."

(Reporting by Suleiman al-Khalidi; Writing by Dominic Evans; Editing by Andrew Roche)

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Updated Date: Mar 15, 2016 01:01 AM

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