UN envoy to attend Syria peace talks despite boycott

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Russian-backed conference in Sochi turns into power struggle as opposition groups stay away

The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will attend a Russian-sponsored peace conference boycotted by the official Syrian opposition at which over 1,000 delegates are expected to endorse a statement urging the west to lift sanctions and start rebuilding Syria.

The Syrian national dialogue congress, meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday and Tuesday, is also being boycotted by the main Syrian Kurdish groups.

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