Syrian political opposition says hopes for Clinton presidency

By REUTERS
October 31, 2016 14:48

 
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GENEVA - Syria's political opposition hopes Hillary Clinton wins the US presidential election next week because she has a better understanding of the conflict than Donald Trump, according to members of a delegation holding talks at the United Nations.

Khaled Khoja and Hind Kabawat, in Geneva on Monday to press for UN-led negotiations on the release of Syrian detainees, said they trusted Clinton, a former US Secretary of State, to deliver on the opposition's top priority - protecting civilians.

Clinton has called for the establishment of a no-fly zone and "safe zones" on the ground in Syria to protect non-combatants. Trump says this could "lead to World War Three" due to the potential for conflict with Russia, which is providing military support to President Bashar Assad.

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