A delegate attends the Congress of Syrian National Dialogue in Sochi on January 30, 2018. AFP PHOTO / TASS Host Photo Agency / Kirill Kukhmar
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A Syrian peace conference in Russia got off to a rocky start on Tuesday after some delegates opposed to President Bashar Assad refused to leave the airport on arrival, saying they were offended by the presence of the Syrian state's flag and emblem.Russia, a staunch Assad ally, is hosting what it has called a Syrian Congress of National Dialogue in the Black Sea resort of Sochi that it hopes will launch negotiations on drafting a new constitution for Syria after almost seven years of war.One group of delegates who had flown in from Turkey and were opposed to Assad refused to leave Sochi airport until Syrian government flags and emblems were refused.
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