Few expectations as Russia hosts Syria talks

April 6, 2015 1:21 PM

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Few expectations as Russia hosts Syria talks

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hosted talks involving the Syrian government and some opposition figures on Monday, but the main opposition group stayed away and little progress was expected towards ending the Middle East country's conflict.

Delegates said they expected the four-day meeting to focus on humanitarian issues, and the aim was largely to build confidence after four years of conflict that have killed more than 220,000 people in Syria.

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