Syria ready to discuss Russia peace plan talks to end civil war 

December 28, 2014 2:12 AM

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Syria ready to discuss Russia peace plan talks to end civil war 

An official with the foreign ministry said they are willing to accept Russia's invitation to host peace talks with its opposition but rebel factions are dismissive of the plan. Two attempts at peace talks in Geneva this year failed to end the violence that has killed more than 200,000 people.

BEIRUT/CAIRO - Syria said on Saturday it was willing to participate in “preliminary consultations” in Moscow aimed at restarting talks next year to end its civil war but the Western-backed opposition dismissed the initiative.

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