The prospect of a Geneva II peace conference actually happen for the ongoing Syrian Civil War is looking more and more remote, as the leader of the Syrian National Coalition George Sabra has announced his group will not be taking part.
Sabra went on to say that talks with the Assad government are “impossible” at present, and warned that his group would withdraw from the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the pro-US rebel umbrella, if anyone else from the SNC attended.
Not that anyone else in the SNC had announced it was going to at any rate, as the group has spent the last several months debating whether or not to take part in the conference (which was supposed to be in June) without any resolution.
The SNC has the loyalty of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a moderate faction made up of military defectors, but the group seems to be splintering badly lately, with a number of rebel groups disavowing them and signing up for rival umbrella groups.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- US Under Pressure to Accept North Korea Nuclear Freeze Deal - June 21st, 2017
- As ISIS Loses Ground, US Is on a Collision Course With Syria and Iran - June 21st, 2017
- US, Russia Continue to Inch Toward Confrontation in Syria - June 21st, 2017
- Wall Street Journal Fires Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Over Arms Dealer Links - June 21st, 2017
- Saudis, Allies Have 'List of Demands' for Qatar - June 21st, 2017