U.S.-Backed Syrian Opposition Snubs Russian-Hosted Talks
The Syrian National Coalition, as well as other key opposition groups, turned down their invite to Russian-hosted negotiations.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 26, 2015
Assad's arms supplier is hosting another round of Syrian peace talks. And to absolutely no one's surprise, the opposition was mostly a no-show.
Russia has invited both sides to the negotiating table in the hopes of finding a solution to Syria's civil war, a war that's left more than 200,000 people dead in less than four years. (Video via Hazzm Movement)
But most of the groups calling for Assad to go turned down their own invites, including the main Western-backed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition.