January 29, 2016 / 6:48 PM / 2 years ago

Syrian opposition will attend Geneva peace talks: Al-Arabiya TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main Syrian opposition body has agreed to attend peace talks which began on Friday in Geneva, the al-Arabiya al-Hadath news channel said on Friday.

People demonstrate against the Syrian regime ahead of the start of the Syrian Peace talks outside the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

“The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) decided to participate in the Geneva talks after receiving American and United Nations guarantees,” the news channel said.

Talks began on Friday after a week of uncertainty over whether the HNC would attend.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington; editing by Andrew Roche

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