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Syrian peace talks involving the armed opposition and Russia, Iran and Turkey are scheduled to take place in Kazakhstan on March 14, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday, citing a source close to the talks.
There was no immediate mention of the Syrian government's involvement and another source told agencies the meeting would be a technical one.
Russia says it believes that previous talks held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, helped jump start United Nations-led peace negotiations in Geneva.
The ceasefire has been repeatedly violated however, while the war against jihadist groups such as Islamic State - which are not included under the ceasefire - has raged on.