Syrian groups urge UN boycott of Putin-hosted conference

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Opponents of President Assad have already said they will not attend talks, fearing they will strengthen Syrian leader’s authority

Dozens of Syria’s leading civil society groups have warned that a planned Russian-sponsored conference is seeking to bypass the UN-led peace process and will entrench President Bashar al-Assad in power.

The 120 organisations inside the Working Group for Syria are urging Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy for Syria, not to attend the conference set for the end of January, saying it would represent a “dangerous departure from the [UN-led] Geneva process”.

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