Syria

US and UK Might Rethink Supporting Rebels in Syria

Trying to pressure the Syrian National Coalition into attending the Geneva 2 peace conference

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Britain and the US have warned they will rethink support for Syria's main opposition group if it fails to take part in peace talks next week, a Syrian source has told the BBC.

The official from the Syrian National Coalition said the UK and the US were adamant the group must go to Geneva.

The coalition will hold a vote on Friday on whether or not to attend.

Syria's opposition remains deeply divided nearly three years after the uprising began.

It is hoped that the talks in Switzerland—known as Geneva II—will provide a breakthrough in ending the bitter civil war.