Syria's army and allied forces took full control from rebel groups of the strategic town of Salma, in the northwestern province of Latakia on January 15, 2016 . AFP / YOUSSEF KARWASHAN
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Syrian armed rebel groups said Saturday they held the Syrian government and Russia responsible for any failure of peace talks to end the country's civil war, even before negotiations due to start in Geneva next week.Negotiations look increasingly likely to stall with a dispute over the composition of the opposition negotiating team, and opposition demands that Russia halt bombing of civilian areas and the Syrian government lift sieges as goodwill measures before they will come to the table.
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