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    Groups Face Major Hurdles in Syria Talksi
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    December 31, 2015 1:22 AM
    As the United Nations prepares to launch talks on a political transition in Syria, some key questions remain -- including the future role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the ability of Syria's moderate opposition to function as a cohesive unit. There are also questions about Syria's commitment to negotiations, after an airstrike killed the head of a rebel group that took part in a recent opposition meeting. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.

    Groups Face Major Hurdles in Syria Talks

    Published December 30, 2015

    As the United Nations prepares to launch talks on a political transition in Syria, some key questions remain -- including the future role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the ability of Syria's moderate opposition to function as a cohesive unit. There are also questions about Syria's commitment to negotiations, after an airstrike killed the head of a rebel group that took part in a recent opposition meeting. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.


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