Syrian opposition group says sees transition ruling body without Assad

March 12, 2016 16:49

MOSCOW - A major group of Syria's opposition aims to agree in Geneva on creating a provisional ruling body in which there would be no place for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, RIA news agency quoted a senior opposition negotiator as saying on Saturday.

"We have come to form a transition body without Assad in power," Mohamad Alloush told RIA in Geneva.

Alloush, who heads the political office of the Jaish al-Islam rebel group, was speaking on behalf of the High Negotiations Committee of Syria's opposition.

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