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President Bashar Assad's government and the Syrian opposition are scheduled to sit at peace talks for the first time Wednesday in Switzerland after nearly three years of civil war.In public appearances since the revolt against Assad's rule broke out in March 2011, Moallem has towed the official line, blaming the demonstrations on a foreign conspiracy and dismissing the possibility of Assad giving up power.Moallem is from a Sunni family in Damascus, where an alliance between the city's wealthy Sunnis and Assad's Alawite minority has been a pillar of the four-decade Assad family's rule. With the outbreak of the current conflict, Maleh has been closely involved with the opposition. He initially joined the Executive Committee of the Syrian National Council, but soon resigned and founded the Syrian Patriotic Group in February 2012 . SUHAIR ATASSI One of the few women in the coalition, Atassi is the scion of a political family from the city of Homs with a long history of opposition to Assad family rule.
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