Syrian government expected to join Geneva peace talks

While negotiators in Geneva wait for the Syrian delegation to arrive, the opposition has concerns about Russian and government bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and the weight that the UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is giving Assad's Russian allies.


    Negotiators in Geneva are waiting for the Syrian government delegation to arrive, and join the latest round of talks aimed at ending the war. 

    Syrian and Russian warplanes have spent the days leading up to the talks bombarding rebel-held areas near Damascus and opposition leaders are concerned that Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy, is leaning toward Bashar al-Assad's allies in Russia.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Geneva.


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