HNC won't attend Syria talks unless change on ground
The Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee says will not return to peace talks in Geneva until there is a change on the ground
The Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee (HNC) will not return to peace talks in Geneva until there is a change on the ground, its chief coordinator said on Wednesday.
"Mr De Mistura paused the process, I believe this is a chance for the international community to put pressure on the regime and its allies to make sure they implemented the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people through releasing detainees and lifting sieges on towns and stopping aerial attacks on towns," Riad Hijab told reporters.
"The HNC delegation will leave Geneva tomorrow and will not return here unless we see something on the ground."
Hijab also said there would be no ceasefire until a transition without President Bashar al-Assad was in place.
Russian military adviser killed in Syria on Feb. 1: AgenciesA Russian military adviser was killed in Syria on Feb. 1 in a mortar attack Middle East
Syria talks delayed as Aleppo push intensifiesThe United Nations said an offensive by Syrian government has uprooted hundreds of families and killed 3 aid workers Middle East
Iraqi-Kurdish leader urges independence voteChaos created by ISIS's occupation of swathes of Iraq and Syria has given Kurds a chance to further their long-held dream of independence Middle East
Syria peace talks falter as army presses AleppoA Syrian military offensive threatened critical rebel supply lines into the northern city of Aleppo Middle East