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        1/21/2014, Shevat 20, 5774

      Syrian Opposition Group Rejects Peace Talks, Quits Bloc

      The Geneva II peace talks on Syria are continuing to cause a split in the Western-backed political opposition groups, AFP reports.

      Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, confirmed late Monday it would take part in the talks this week after the UN withdrew an invitation for Iran.

      The biggest bloc in Syria's opposition-in-exile, the Syrian National Council, however, later said it was quitting the Syrian National Coalition in protest over the peace talks with the Damascus regime.