Syria opposition calls for humanitarian measures as peace talks start

The Syrian opposition says it is awaiting the government's response after tabling a series of humanitarian demands during its first formal meeting with UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura at indirect talks in Geneva.

The opposition wants the lifting of all sieges, the release of detainees, especially women and children and an end to government and Russian air raids, spokesman Salem Muslit says.

De Mistura's response was "very positive," Muslit says.

Last update: Mon, 01/02/2016 - 20:34

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