Bashar Assad

Syrian opposition, rebels agree to talks with Assad regime

A divided Syrian political opposition and armed rebel groups agreed for the first time on Thursday to to sit down with representatives of the Assad regime in international peace talks to end the nearly five-year-old conflict.

But the opposition meeting in the Saudi capital of Riyadh was overshadowed by powerful Islamist rebel faction Ahrar al-Sham walking out of the talks, before apparently signing onto the unified stance. The absence of the Syrian Kurdish faction controlling large parts of northern Syria also complicated negotiations.

  • simus1

    They came for the bribes. Mission accomplished.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Three way partition of Syria into Syria proper, Rebelstan and ISIStopia. Obama declares victory then blames the Jews for something.

  • canminuteman

    Couldn’t we target the meeting with a a few cruise missiles?