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Syrian opposition says will decide Wednesday if to attend peace talks | Reuters

BEIRUT The Syrian opposition council hoping to oust President Bashar al-Assad from power signalled on Tuesday it might accept an invitation to peace talks in Geneva but said a final decision would only be made on Wednesday.

"There is consensus in the High Committee on being positive in our decision (to accept)," spokesman Salim al-Muslat told the Arabic news channel Arabiya al-Hadath.

The committee has repeatedly said the Syrian government and its allies must first halt bombardments and lift blockades of besieged areas before it will join any talks.

The United Nations has invited Syria's government and opposition to the negotiations, which were originally scheduled to begin on Monday but are now set for Friday.

(Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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Updated Date: Jan 27, 2016 02:46 AM

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