A Syrian man mourns next to the body of his brother who was reportedly killed in airstrikes on January 26, 2016 at a morgue in Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus. AFP / Abd Doumany
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The United Nations invited Syria's government and opposition to peace talks in Geneva on Friday, but Saudi-backed opponents of President Bashar Assad have yet to decide whether to drop their objections to taking part.Opposition official Asaad al-Zoubi, who is due to head the HNC delegation, told Reuters that without the implementation of goodwill steps, including the release of detainees, "there will be no negotiations". Reflecting opposition misgivings about the process, he told Al-Hadath that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had tabled Iranian and Russian ideas about Syria at a recent meeting with opposition leader Riad Hijab. U.S. special envoy for Syria, Michael Ratney, urged the opposition to attend.De Mistura is the third international envoy for Syria.The Syrian government and its allies have made significant gains against rebels in western Syria in recent weeks.
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