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Syria’s internal political opposition may not attend Geneva II

The National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change, the leading internal Syrian political opposition group, may be left out, or opt out, of the Geneva II delegation.
Syria's Minister for National Reconciliation Ali Haidar speaks during a news conference in Moscow, August 21, 2012. The Syrian government said on Tuesday foreign military intervention in Syria was "impossible" because it would lead to a conflict beyond the country's borders. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT) - RTR370DU

BEIRUT — The Geneva II talks may be held without representation from Syria’s leading internal political opposition group.

Haytham al-Manna, a senior leader in the National Coordinating Committee for Democratic Change (NCC), was quoted by Al-Mayadeen as saying that the group would not attend the talks in Montreaux on Jan. 22.

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