Syrian Opposition To Attend Peace Conference

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January 18, 2014 AT 9:37 AM
The main, western-backed Syrian opposition group voted Saturday in favor of attending next week's peace conference aimed at ending the country's bloody civil war. The Syrian National Coalition's media office said that of 73 voters, 58 voted in favor of attending the conference. The Coalition was under huge pressure from its Western and Arab sponsors to attend the peace talks, scheduled to open Wednesday in the Swiss city of Montreux. The Syrian government has already said it will attend the U.N.-sponsored talks.